Sponsors & Friends
United Airlines

United Airlines joined GAC in 1998. Our ability to raise money for cancer research is a direct result of their commitment and involvement. United Airlines provides their support in many ways including the United 777 BBQ team that provides meals for participants during the Sunday ProAm and sponsor tournament.

The GAC auctions would not be possible without United’s donation of air travel through MileagePlus Miles or eCertificates to support many of our auctioned trips around the globe, including their unique BusinessFirst service. To our partner who “works hard and flies right” – a huge thank you for all you’ve done for GAC and our ability to generate funds for cancer research. United executives Dave Hilfman and Ken Manzo have each been the GAC Person of the Year. Ken Manzo is our constant partner and liaison. You all are the BEST!


Angels are the people and organizations who go far beyond expectations year after year to make our events and our organization successful. Here are some of our special angels and our salute to their importance.

Clubs of Kingwood

Since 1997, the Clubs of Kingwood have been instrumental to GAC’s operations. In 2006, the Clubs of Kingwood joined us as our administrative arm to help with the golf tournament as well as other logistical and administrative duties essential to our success. Thank you Christie Breazealle and all the good folks at the Clubs of Kingwood for all your help and expertise.

Highland Threads

Highland Threads is a major sponsor of GAC. For a number of years, the Highland Threads family produced the Saturday dinner and auction. Today, the generosity of Everett and Randi Bernal make our Saturday dinner and auction a huge financial success.

Kingwood Ladies Golf

Each year, the ladies of the Kingwood Ladies Golf Club show up early on tournament day to check in participants and make sure everyone gets to the right course with the right gift package. THANK YOU LADIES!

Houston Methodist

A long time sponsor of the event, Houston Methodist Hospital makes a generous donation each year and is the “sleeve sponsor” of GAC with their logo displayed on all our hats, shirts and other merchandise.

Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club

Each year, Walden on Lake Conroe and owner Dan McIntyre, conduct their own GAC golf tournament and dinner, generating a significant portion of GAC's annual revenue supporting cancer research.

Special Thanks to Our Loyal Sponsors*

Diamond Sponsors

  • United Airlines, Presenting Sponsor
  • Highland Threads / Randee & Everett Bernal
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • The Padfield Foundation
  • Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club
  • William Stamps Farish Fund

Platinum Sponsors

  • Susan & Bobby Jones
  • Machrihanish Golf Club

Gold Sponsors

  • Bucky Buchanan, Jr.
  • John Crutin
  • Rod Felts
  • Jason Granich
  • Dave Hilfman
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
    • Houston-Kingwood
    • Parc-Airport Area
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Northgate Country Club
  • Dr. Barry Sachs
  • Larry Shryock
  • United 777 BBQ Team
  • Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club

Silver Sponsors

  • Jeffrey Friedman, M.D.
  • KGS Studios
  • Werner Kief
  • Masterpiece Litho Inc., Houston
  • Minuteman Press
  • Byron Ratliff
  • Joan and Robert Thompson
  • Total Wine and More

Also THANK YOU to our Live & Silent Auction Donors*

  • Benefit Resources of Texas
  • Brenham Country Club
  • Karen Buchler
  • CCA Affiliate Clubs
  • Chuck Cox
  • Cleveland Golf
  • Cyrese & Company
  • Ginger Dieter
  • EAB Esthetics
  • Eddie Frederick
  • Forest Collection
  • GAC Board
  • Gary and Diane Green
  • Golf Club at Texas A&M
  • Golfcrest Country Club
  • Hand and Stone Massage
  • Mark Harris
  • HEB
  • Mark Jamroz
  • J Christopher Pizza & Pasta
  • Susan & Bobby Jones
  • David Kirby
  • MAB Esthetics
  • Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe
  • Massage Envy
  • Dan McIntyre
  • Gavin McLaughlin
  • George McLellan
  • Meadow Brook Farms Golf Club
  • Merkle Family
  • Sherry Mills
  • Ginny Nash
  • Northgate Country Club
  • Oakhurst Golf Club
  • Palm Valley Country Club
  • Panorama Golf Club
  • Leslie & Tony Raffa
  • Carrie Ranney
  • Salon Lux
  • Bryan Sandow
  • Sante Beauty
  • Silk Nails
  • Skero’s Furniture & Mattress Center
  • South Shore Harbor Country Club
  • Springbank Distillery
  • Sterling Country Club
  • The Clubs of Kingwood
  • The Dagar’s
  • The Forest Collection
  • The Fundamental Dog
  • Union Kitchen
  • Unique Boutique by Jeanette
  • United Airlines
  • Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club
  • West Fork Golf Club
  • Judy Williams
  • Annette Wood
  • Betsy Woutas
  • Larry & Debbie York
  • Tamra Zubik /PRIMERICA