Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) began in 1997 in the heart of Houston/Kingwood, Texas—the home of our National GAC Chapter—and 27 years later are still hosting GAC Annual Events.
The Houston/Kingwood, Texas weekend festivities start off with the Annual Gala Dinner and Auction (live and silent auctions) on Saturday evening. Followed by a 'thank you' Sponsor Golf Tournament on Sunday for ALL Corporate Sponsorships. Concluding Monday with our Annual GAC Golf Tournament and Mike Longpre ProAm events. United Airlines continues as the presenting sponsor.Local businesses and individuals from all over have answered the call with sponsorship dollars and/or in-kind gifts to ensure as much money as possible is raised for cancer research. The silent auction, conducted by cell phone online bidding, is open and ready for action: text GACTX2023 to 76278 to start bidding on items now! The live auction on Saturday evening, which includes much sought-after golf trips, additionally will generate a lot of high-spirited competition to take home the prize by donating the highest bid. Enjoy a delicious dinner over LIVE music. A short presentation introduces our 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 18, 2023, GAC Gala & Auctions
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
- A Short Presentation with Guest Speakers
- LIVE Music
- AMAZING Raffle Prizes (Chance to Win (2) United Airline Tickets & Fully Stocked Wine Barrel)
All as we celebrate 27 years of 'Making A Difference with Cancer Research' AND formally start the 27th Golfers Against Cancer Golf Tournament/weekend presented by United Airlines.
Dress attire is TOUCH OF TEXAS. Boots, Bling, Cowboy Hats, Denim ... whatever is a little Texas Flair.
All GAC Golfers/Teams OR Longpre' Pro/Am Teams please register by Friday, November 17th at the top of the page under GOLF & GALA REGISTRATION tab.
Sunday, November 19, 2023, Sponsors Golf Tournament
Sponsors Tournament at the Forest Course—The Clubs of Kingwood (3928 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339) for Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Mike Longpre Pro/Am Patron Sponsorships and special guests. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with an 11 a.m start. A meal and awards program to follow.
Monday, November 20, 2023, Main Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) Golf Tournament & Mike Longpré Pro/Am Golf Tournament (Both hosted at Deerwood Course—The Clubs of Kingwood)
- All Main GAC Golfers/Teams playing in the Main GAC Golf Tournament will play and check-in at Deerwood Course—The Clubs of Kingwood [1717 Forest Garden Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345] Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with 10 a.m. shotgun start. The United 777 BBQ Team will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner reception.
- All Mike Longpre' Pro/Am Teams will report and play at Deerwood Course—The Clubs of Kingwood [1717 Forest Garden Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345]. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with 10 a.m. shotgun start. The United 777 BBQ Team will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner reception.
Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club (13101 Walden Road, Montgomery, 77356) is proud to once again host our 20th 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 7, 2023 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 19 years to date (27 for National GAC), we are proud to have provided more than $2,000,000 to Golfers Against Cancer National from our Walden Tournaments AND through the years, Golfers Against Cancer as a whole has been instrumental in raising $27 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 20th 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, August 4 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Saturday, August 5 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Sunday, August 6 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Monday, August 7 (7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) & Auction CLOSES at 6:30 p.m.
THE 20th 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
Lunch by Tony's Deli
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 15th Annual Denver Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) event held on July 23rd and 24th was a huge success! The event kicked off Sunday night with the United Airlines Gala at The Denver Marriott at Park Meadows. The attendees in attendance enjoyed a fun night of entertainment with Buckstein playing music along with a silent auction that featured some great items. It was then followed by a short program where we honored Scott Nockels for his 4-time battle with cancer. We finished off the night with a live auction and more music from Buckstein.
The Gala was followed by the AutoNation Subaru West Golf Tournament on the morning of July 23rd at The Ridge at Castle Pines. Josh Cassady, Long Drive Professional who performed trick shots and 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.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the participants, we expect to raise $125,000 towards cancer research. The GAC Board will be reviewing research proposals 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 will have contributed over $1.8 million locally to help fund cancer research. These funds have generated over $28.1 million in additional grants for the projects supported. In addition, two different projects funded in 2010 and 2015 have gone on to clinical trial.
Information on the 16th Annual event will be coming out in the fall. 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]
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 $300. This year GAC received over $35,000 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.