Held annually on Saturday evening of the event weekend, the Gala Dinner and Auction kicks-off the weekend in style. Often attracting between 300-500 participants, the evening is filled with good food and lots of fun. In 1998 United Airlines joined forces with Golfers Against Cancer as the presenting sponsor and has been a fixture ever since. 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 incredible Highland Threads team hosts the silent auction portion of the evening which always generates a lot of high-spirited competition to take home the prize by donating the highest bid.
Attendees are entertained throughout the evening by national performers, often including Chris Rich, Paula Trickey, Steve Azar, Ira Dean, among others. Each year we also introduce special honorees and the GAC Person of the Year award, presented to an individual, nominated and voted by the GAC Board of Directors for their contributions to the success of the organization.
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