After careful consideration, Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) has elected to hold their 23rd annual dinner and golf tournaments this year Nov. 21-23 at the Clubs of Kingwood.
The board acknowledged that it has been a difficult year for everyone, and because coronavirus remains a concern, protocols will be in place.But that shouldn’t dampen either the enthusiasm or the fundraising efforts that remain GAC’s principal charter.
The events, co-chaired by Bobby Jones and Dan McIntyre, put cancer research first as the organization’s primary objective.
The Houston festivities include golf tournaments and dinners combined with auctions to fit any and all budgets— from trips to exotic locations to memorabilia items that serve as keepsakes of the events.
GACBoardmemberLaurie Ducey, who has served as “organizer extraordinaire” since 1998, says the auctions will be conducted online as opposed to live.
Another one of the important traditions of the annual dinner and tournaments is to introduce special honorees and the GAC Person of the Year award.
Saturday, Nov. 21
6 p.m. Golfers Against Cancer Dinner and Auction Night for Cancer Research at the Kingwood Country Club.
Sunday, Nov. 22
The Corporate Shootout recognizes the major sponsors of GAC. Play is on Deerwood and the Forest courses for Diamond and Platinum level sponsors, and the $5,000Longpré MemorialProAmteams. Festivities start with breakfast served by the United Airlines 777 BBQ Team, then lunch and dinner with beverages and entertainment. Registration starts at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 23
The Main Golf Tournament and MikeLongpré ProAmare played Monday. It is played at the Deerwood Club.The pros are paired with their sponsoring amateur teams who play for token prizes. The Main Golf Tournament also takes place Monday. Sponsors, celebrities and individual players participate in this event held at Kingwood Country Club. Included in the day’s festivities are breakfast snacks, a box lunch and an awards dinner held at the Kingwood Country Club. For both events, registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.