Kingwood, Texas - The Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) Board of Directors announced today that this year’s events are being cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flood that followed. Kingwood, home of the GAC, was one of the areas most affected.
“The damage to the community and the personal toll the flooding caused countless Kingwood families was immense,” according to Board Member and local attorney Brian Clary. “It will take months to recover and rebuild,” he adds.
Board member Bob Spinetti echoed Mr. Clary’s remarks. “Those of us in Kingwood witnessed first-hand the incredible damage to personal property and the suffering placed upon the community. We felt it was inappropriate to proceed this year with all that has happened.”
Bobby Jones, Co-Chairman of the GAC, said it was a very difficult decision for the board to make even if there was no other plausible option. Mr. Jones, who now resides in Orlando, is a former Kingwood resident and co-founder of the organization.
The board continues to be steadfast in its dedication to the mission statement of eradicating cancer from our society. As the community heals, the GAC family is already making plans for a strong comeback in 2018.