Celebrating Sports Fellowship,
Spirit, and Community Pride
Important Note: All those planning to attend the next meeting,
please RVSP to John prior to the meeting night.
This will insure proper food coverage for the meeting.
GCAC Donates $5,250
To Gulf Shores Middle School
The Gulf Shores Athletic Club presented the Gulf Shores Middle School football program with a check for $5,250.00 on Thursday, May 23rd.
Earlier Discussions with Head Football Coach Mel Stringfellow, revealed that the Gulf Shores Middle School football program was in dire need of
updated equipment, especially from a safety standpoint. As an example, Coach Stringfellow pointed out that all of their shoulder pads were in disrepair,
and were literally held together with string and tape.
The Gulf Coast Athletic Club made a decision to help. The donation from GCAC allows the school to purchase new shoulder pads for the entire team and help with the purchase of new uniforms.
This donation only helps Coach Stringfellow in his quest to update their equipment and the Gulf Coast Athletic Club would encourage other individuals or organizations to consider doing the same.
A strong Middle School program can do nothing but help the Gulf Shores High School Dolphins football program.
Congratulations To Our
2013 Scholarship Winners!
Nicole Wallace and Brooks Mason
The Gulf Coast Athletic Club recognized the club’s “Scholar Athletes of the Year” and presented its annual scholarships to Gulf Shores High School Senior Scholar Athletes, Nicole Wallace & Brooks Mason at the school’s annual awards night May 17th. Each received a scholarship from GCAC valued at $2250.00.
Nicole Wallace is an active student at Gulf Shores High School where she maintains a 3.94 GPA while taking Honors and Advanced Placement classes. She is an A-B Honor Roll student and is ranked 23rd in her class of 185 students Her ACT score is 26. Nicole is a member of the National Honor Society, Juniorettes, Pure Club officer, active in Friends of Exceptional Children and Teens Against Animal Cruelty.
Nicole is captain of the varsity softball team and played and lettered in softball her entire high school career. She was 7th in the state for 5A stolen bases as a 9th grader and All-County both her Junior & Senior years. She also lettered in Varsity basketball. Nicole was voted “Most Athletic Female” in her senior class.
Nicole is active in her community where she was a softball tournament scorekeeper and soccer official for the City of Gulf Shores. She is a Volunteer for softball camps, Children’s Church, Costal Cleanup, and is active in Vacation Bible School.
Nicole plans to attend The University of Alabama in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing and, ultimately, obtain a master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is inspired by her grandmother, a nurse for 17 years, but who entered college only after 22 years as a homemaker. Nicole is motivated to be the best caregiver she can possibly be.
Brooks Mason maintains a 3.87 GPA while enrolled in Honors Classes and has a 25 ACT score. He is ranked 20th in his class of 187 students. Brooks is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact Club, Friends of Exceptional Children, Teens Against Animal Cruelty, and is a Juniorettes Sweetheart.
Brooks played both baseball and football at Gulf Shores High School. His honors and achievements include:
4 Year Letterman-Varsity Baseball 3 Year Letterman-Varsity Football Team Captain-Baseball-2011Honorable Mention-All Region-Baseball-2009 All-County Baseball-2011 & 2012Eric B. McCoy Leadership Award-2012
Alabama East-West All-Star Baseball Team Selectee
Brooks is very active in his community and church. He is a volunteer and Youth Leader at Liberty Church and participates in the Youth Group activity of feeding the Homeless in Pensacola. He is a reader for Orange Beach Elementary School and volunteers for other Orange Beach and Gulf Shores activities.
Brooks plans to attend Samford University where he will major in accounting.
Thank You 2012-13 Guest Speakers!
Thank You 2011-12 Guest Speakers!
President John McCormick
presents past President Fred Dickinson with a plaque
honoring his two years of service as the GCAC President.
Congratulations on a job well done, Fred!
GCAC Donates $5,000
To Gulf Shores High School
Gulf Coast Athletic Club President, John McCormick, was pleased to surprise Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Ben Blackmon, with a check for $5,000 at Monday nights meeting. The funds will be used to purchase a much needed endzone camera for filming each game and practices.
The portable unit is needed to replace the previous method of borrowing a bucket truck, that was able to pull up to the endzone and raise a volunteer high enough to record the games. New renovations at the football stadium do not allow for a truck to be used in the this same manner.
Coach Blackmon seemed genuinely surprised by the donation and thanked the club for the very generous contribution to the needs of the football team.
Coach Kevin Steele, later added that this is how communities can make a difference in not only how the teams can prosper, but how individuals can be benifited by these types of technologies as well, to further their goals and ambitions.
GCAC Golf Tournament
We had a very successful Gulf Coast Athletic Club,
12th Annual Golf Tournament, held June 27th
here in Craft Farms. Below are the Net & Gross winners, and for the first time, Women's & Men's winners!
Click on the slideshow below to take you to
the tournament results and photos.
A huge thank you to Chairman John McCormick,
our Sponsors, and the many others who helped put this together, for another successful tournament.
Thank You 2013-14 Guest Speakers!
Welcome, Members & Guests!
We have a great speaker lineup to present below.
This looks to be a great GCAC season and we're glad to have you with us!
GCAC Members & Friends,
Thanks to your support, last season GCAC experienced tremendous growth and success! Scholar Athlete recipients Maddie McAllister & Ben Taylor were awarded scholarships valued at $2500 & GCAC donated over $8,000 in supplies and equipment to Gulf Shores athletics. I’d like to thank Past President John McCormick for his leadership, the entire board for their dedication, and each member for supporting GCAC!
I’d also like to thank everyone who participated in the 12th Annual GCAC Golf Tournament held on June 27 and the sponsors which made it possible. A complete list of sponsors can be found by clicking HERE. A special thanks to Fred Dickinson, John McCormick, Mark Klein and their committee for all of their hard work. Even after rescheduling due to inclement weather,the tournament was a huge success with over 112 golfers enjoying a fun day of golf and festivities. The net proceeds from the tournament of over $14,000 help fund the scholarships to be presented later this year to deserving Gulf Shores High School senior scholar athletes and helps assure GCAC‘s continued support for Gulf Shores Athletics.
Mark your Calendars! Monday, August 25th GCAC will kick-off our 2014 season with featured guests/ speakers Coach Wimp Sanderson and Coach Sonny Smith.
We appreciate your continued support of the Gulf Coast Athletic Club & look forward to you joining us for another exciting season!
See you then!