FAST Golf Classic Tournament Works to Raise Funds to Connect Talent With Careers in the Security Industry

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DALLAS, Texas –  The 2024 Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) Golf Classic tournament, formerly known as the AIREF Golf Classic, is set to take place on Monday, May 13, at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. This event, held in conjunction with PSA TEC, brings together industry professionals for a day of networking and golf while supporting initiatives to connect talent with careers in the security industry.

The FAST Golf Classic is the primary fundraising event for FAST, a 501(c)(3) organization created by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) to promote careers in the physical security technology industry.

This year’s tournament aims to raise funds that will be funneled into initiatives supporting workforce development efforts to attract more qualified talent to the growing and evolving security industry. By participating in the tournament, attendees will not only enjoy a day of golf at the distinguished Cowboys Golf Club, but also contribute to a worthy cause.

“We are excited to host the FAST Golf Classic at the Cowboys Golf Club, the first and only NFL-themed golf club in the world,” said FAST Executive Director Aiden O’Brien. “This event provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to come together, network and support initiatives that are crucial for the future of our industry.”

Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, May 13, 2024
  • Time: Check-in/breakfast at 7:45 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: Cowboys Golf Club, 1600 Fairway Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051

For more information about the FAST Golf Classic tournament and to register, please visit FAST’s website.

About FAST

The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) is dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry. Through partnerships with leading associations such as ESA and SIA, FAST raises awareness about career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe.

About ESA

Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic security and life safety industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.

About SIA

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,400 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.


PSA TEC is the premier education and networking event for PSA professional systems integrators, providing attendees with prominent networking and connection opportunities, educational sessions, technology certifications, engaging panels and interactive workshops that explore emerging trends and provide professional development. TEC 2024 will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, from May 13 – 16.