The Houston festivities include golf tournaments and dinners combined with live and silent auctions, all dedicated to funding cancer research. United Airlines continues as the presenting sponsor. Corporate citizens from all over have answered the call with sponsorship dollars or in-kind gifts to ensure as much money as possible reaches the bottom line. The silent auction portion of the evening always generates a lot of high spirited competition to take home the prize by donating the highest bid. The live auction often includes golf trips to exotic destinations such as The Masters Weekend, Ireland, Scotland, Palm Springs, Hawaii, and Bay Hill Club in Orlando. We will also introduce special honorees and the GAC Person of the Year award will be presented to an individual, nominated and voted by the GAC Board of Directors for their contributions to the success of the organization.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, November 19, 2022, GAC Gala & Auction
Starting at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted at The Clubs of Kingwood—Kingwood Clubhouse
1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood, TX 77339
TOUCH OF TEXAS Grab your BOOTS & BLING
A Night of Celebration in True ‘Texas Flair’
- A Delicious Dinner
- Silent & Live Auctions
- An AMAZING, Award-Winning Guest Speaker from Texas
- LIVE Music provided by Texas Fav, Brian Sacco
All as we celebrate 25+ years of 'Making A Difference with Cancer Research' AND formally start the 26th Golfers Against Cancer Golf Tournament/weekend presented by United Airlines.
GUEST SPEAKER: DR. RHETT BUTLER guitarist, physician, author, film-maker and cancer caregiver. Playing and “Chasing Miracles” his entire life to find a cure for his brother Ashley’s various cancers. You do not want to miss his words or performance!!! Visit www.RhettButler.org for more information on this award-winning performer and speaker!
Dress attire is TOUCH OF TEXAS. Boots, Bling, Cowboy Hats, Denim ... whatever is a little Texas Flair.
Sunday, November 20, 2022, Sponsors Golf Tournament
Sponsors Tournament at the Forest Course at Kingwood Country Club for Diamond, Platinum and special guests. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with an 11 a.m start. A meal and awards program to follow.
Monday, November 21, 2022, Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) & Mike Longpré ProAm Golf Tournaments
All GAC Golfers/Teams OR Longpre' ProAm Teams please register by Friday, November 18th at the top of the page under GOLF & GALA REGISTRATION tab.
ALL GAC players/teams and Pro Am Teams will check-in, pick up gift package and enjoy breakfast at The Clubs of Kingwood—Forest Course [3928 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339] ... then proceed to their respective courses to play at 10 a.m.
- All Golfers/Teams playing in the Main GAC Golf Tournament will play and check-in at The Clubs of Kingwood—Forest Course [3928 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339] starting at 8 a.m. with 10 a.m. shotgun start (The United 777 BBQ Team will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner reception at the Forest Course at The Clubs of Kingwood).
- All Longpre' ProAm Teams will check-in at Forest, then play at The Clubs of Kingwood—Deerwood Course [1717 Forest Garden Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345], starting at 8 a.m. with 10 a.m. shotgun start. When finished playing, head back to Forest Course for dinner reception. Box lunches will be provided at Deerwood.
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club (13101 Walden Road, Montgomery, 77356) is proud to once again host our 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament that is open to the public and is in support of Golfers Against Cancer (GAC).
Please join us on Monday, August 1, 2022 for a fun day of golf as we try to reach our goal to raise $180,000 that will go towards cancer research and the fight to cure cancer!
Over the past 18 years to date (25+ for National GAC), we are proud to have provided more than $1,900,000 to Golfers Against Cancer National from our Walden Tournaments AND through the years, Golfers Against Cancer as a whole has been instrumental in raising $26 million for cancer research. Golfers Against Cancer efforts have helped fund over 100+ specific cancer research projects at leading medical institutions around the nation focusing on cures for a wide range of cancers. Together, we can help end cancer!
Our 19th Annual Golfers Against Cancer fundraising efforts and activities begin with our:
SILENT AUCTION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
HOSTED AT WALDEN ON LAKE CONROE GOLF CLUB, in CAFE ON THE GREEN, 13101 Walden Rd., Montgomery, TX 77356
Friday, July 29 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Saturday, July 30 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Sunday, July 31 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Monday, August 1 (7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) & Auction CLOSES at 6:30 p.m.
THE 19th ANNUAL WALDEN ON LAKE CONROE GOLF CLUB GOLFERS AGAINST CANCER GOLF TOURNAMENT
8:00 am: Morning Shotgun
NOON - 1 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Afternoon Shotgun
6:00 pm: Awards Dinner Reception
6:30 pm: Silent Auction Closes
Golf Cart Rental
1 GAC Golf Shirt
Awards Dinner Reception provided by Rudy’s BBQ and LIVE music performed by Ramon Torres.
WHO CAN PLAY AND WHAT IS THE COST?
Individuals and teams welcome! The Walden GAC Golf Tournament is A 4-person scramble format, open event for all golfers. Individuals can register for $150 and a foursome team for $600.
The 12th Annual Denver Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) event held on July 26th and 27th was a huge success! As we all know this years event was quite different due to the covid pandemic. In part to our strong supporters and the help of Catch it in Time, we were able to pull off a great event in person and virtually. The event kicked off Sunday night with the Gala at Pradera Country Club. The attendees in attendance and online enjoyed a fun night of entertainment with Steve Azar along with a silent auction that featured some great items. GAC also shared some videos of how the Cancer Center uses the funds towards research projects. To watch the event click here.
The Gala was followed by the AutoNation Subaru West Golf Tournament on the morning of July 27th at Meridian Golf Club. Jeff Farley, a member of the Cobra long drive team, hit long drives for all the participants and helped raise money for the cause. It was a beautiful day for golf and the participants in the tournament had a great time.
Massaro Images took pictures during the Gala and Golf Tournament. You can view the photos by clicking here.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the participants, we exceeded our goal and raised $130,000 towards cancer research. The GAC Board will be receiving research proposals in the next month. The Board will then select the three projects that will receive funding this year. With this year’s donation, Denver Golfers Against Cancer has contributed nearly $1.4 million locally to help fund cancer research. These funds have generated over $12 million in additional grants for the projects supported. In addition, two different projects funded in 2010 and 2015 have gone on to clinical trial.
The 13th Annual event is currently scheduled for July 25th and 26th, 2021 at Pinehurst Country Club. Please mark your calendars now to attend the great event. We are looking for additional volunteers and board members so if you would like to play a part in this great charity and event please contact us at [email protected]
Mark your calendars for the Subaru Share the Love event that runs from late November to the first of January. Autonation Subaru West has selected Golfers Against Cancer as their local charity. When someone buys a new Subaru during Share the Love, they can select GAC as their charity and GAC will receive $250. Last year GAC received over $56,000 from the Share the Love Event.
GAC has been named as the beneficiary for a number of golf tournaments around the world as shown below. Contact us if you are interested in naming GAC as a beneficiary for your event.
This Champions Tour Event is held each year at The Woodlands Country Club, Tournament Course, Woodlands, Texas. The host sponsor, Insperity, is a Kingwood, TX-based company and long-time GAC supporter. GAC joins fellow beneficiaries M.D. Anderson, the Bush Foundation and the First Tee Program at this event. This event is televised by the Golf Channel.
GAC has friends across the pond with Golfers fro Rosemere. This group holds an annual golf tournament and dinner to generate funds for cancer research. Because of the common goals, our organizations support each other. We have been pleased to have the Rosemere golfers join us at our annual Houston events in recent years.
Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental
18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032
Phone: (281) 443-2310
GAC has a discount room rate at the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental for $69/night, before taxes. The deadline to get your rooms at this great rate is November 4th.
If anyone needs a room, please contact Betsy Woutas at [email protected] or 713-299-3955 with your arrival & departure dates. Credit card information can be given to the hotel upon check-in.
HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON
Houston - Kingwood Parc
23320 Hwy 59 North
Kingwood, TX 77339
Telephone: 281-358-5566 Fax: 281-358-5771
Once again, Golfers Against Cancer has a group room block at Homewood Suites by Hilton, Houston-Kingwood Parc.
The dates for the discounted rooms are:
Arrival Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Departure Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Single King Bed Suite - $109
Two-Bedroom Suite - $159
Rates are exclusive of taxes. The block is good until November 2, 2019, so please get your room(s) reserved before that date.
The group code that should be used for booking is GAC.
Below is a list of the two different ways to book rooms.Booking:
- By visiting the website at www.hwsuiteshouston.com, selecting your dates and entering in the group code to populate your rates and availability.
- Or by simply calling the hotel at 281-358-5566, giving the group name, group code and your dates.
Just a few things to remember:
- The rooms will be released back into the system on November 02, 2019. Please book by this date to guarantee the availability of the rooms and the negotiated rate.
- Check-in Time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
- A full hot breakfast buffet is served every morning and is complimentary to all guests staying in the hotel.
- The evening social is served Monday through Thursday with beer and wine from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
- The hotel shuttle service is complimentary to and from IAH airport. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m. Please just call the hotel when arriving at the airport and the shuttle driver will head out to pick you up.
- There is an onsite convenience store, gym, outdoor hot tub, outdoor pool, and a laundry facility.