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Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament

Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Dr.
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461

Monday, July 28, 2014

Join Chicago’s leading Middle Market deal makers at the event of the summer – the Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament. Celebrating ten successful years, the Middle Market Open™ will bring together 250 golfers for a day of networking, fun, and charitable support of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. This year the event will be emceed by Corey McPherrin, co-anchor of Fox Chicago’s morning news broadcast, “Good Day Chicago” and Fox 32 News at Noon anchor.

Purchase Raffle Tickets

This event is not to be missed and will sell out! Click here to reserve your spot or purchase your raffle tickets.
Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold, for a chance to win one of four incredible prizes.

Congratulations to the 2013 Tournament Winners!

North Course
1st Place – Todd Heyden & Scott Rubenstein
2nd Place – John Sieger & Pete McWeeny
3rd Place – Pat Gallagher & Mike DiCenso
Closest to the Pin – Jason Abbott

South Course
1st Place – Alex Reo & Gerry Mundt
2nd Place – Jeff Marwil & Mike Buenzow
3rd Place – Brian Basich & Louis Gallucci
Closest to the Pin – Terry Bressler

To see photos from last year's tournament, click here.
To see golf portrait photos from last year's tournament, click here.

For more information please contact Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500 or lclement@nkfi.org.

Monday, July 28, 2014
 

Location and Event Format & Prizes

Olympia Fields Country Club
2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields

Locker rooms will be available for all guests.

The format of the Middle Market Open™ is a two-person, better ball. Each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round, and on each hole the low net score or "better ball" of the group serves as the two-person team score. Please note, players must have a verifiable index to be eligible to win prizes and the Middle Market Open™ Cup. Only players with amateur status may compete for prizes. 

Carts will be made available to all participants and forecaddies will be provided. If requested, caddies may be provided in place of carts.

  • The recommended caddie fee and tip from MMO participants is $80 per bag.  The recommended tip from MMO participants for forecaddies is $100, or $25 per golfer in your foursome
  • If you would like a caddy or forecaddie, please let us know by completing and returning the attached form by Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Each member of the first place twosome on each of the North and South Courses wins a trip for two to Pebble Beach, including three rounds of golf and a three night stay OR a trip for two to Las Vegas, including lessons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf.

Each member of the second place twosome on each of the North and South Courses wins a $1,500 gift certificate to Gold Coast Tickets.

Each member of the third place twosome on each of the North and South Courses wins a $500 Visa gift card.
 

Schedule of Events

9:00am: Check-In and Continental Breakfast.  Driving range and putting greens open for practice.
11:30am:  Shotgun start
12:00pm: Grill lunch served at both North and South Course Halfway Houses

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, program, Q&A interview and pictures with Natalie Gulbis, and awards’ ceremony will immediately follow golf.  Fox Chicago co-anchor, Fox 32 anchor and the event emcee Corey McPherrin will conduct the Q&A portion with Natalie. The silent auction will be available for bidding throughout the day.


Course Activities North & South

Multiple Hole In One contests – Chance to win $25,000 or $1,000

There are other contests happening on the course and more to come.

Purchase your raffle ticket today for a chance to win one of four incredible prizes. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

Purchase Raffle Tickets

Your raffle ticket purchase gives you the chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize – Unescorted foursomes at The Olympic Club & TPC Harding Park in San Francisco ($2,000 for travel expenses included)

  • Escorted threesome at Milwaukee Golf Club & Unescorted foursome at Erin Hills Golf Course

  • Escorted threesomes at Medinah #3 & Conway Farms

  • Escorted threesomes at Skokie Country Club & Olympia Fields Country Club

To purchase your tickets over the phone, please call Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500.

Winners will be determined in a random drawing to be held July 28, 2014 at the 10th Annual Middle Market Open. Winners need not be present to win and will be notified. Participation in the MMO is voluntary and is not a requirement to win. Participants must be 18 years or older. Winners will coordinate with sponsor for non-holiday play. Players are subject to Club’s rules of attire, date & times. Valid until July 28, 2015 unless otherwise notified. With regard to prizes, certain terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois assumes no liability of any nature for any property loss or damage, personal injury or death occurring in connection with any prize. No substitutions, exchanges, or cash redemptions can be made. Prizes are non-transferrable and any taxes or consumer related charged are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. No portion of the cost of this raffle ticket is tax deductible.

Scott H. Lang*, Chairman
     City Capital Advisors
 
David Jones
     Merit Capital Partners
 
Bradley Schmarak*
    Reed Smith
 

Allan Allweiss*
     LBC Credit Partners
 

Fran Jurkovic
   Mesirow Financial
 
David Smalstig
    FTI Consulting
 
Bob Bartell
    Duff & Phelps
 
Chris Killackey*
    Prairie Capital
 
William Spizman*
    McGladrey
 
Barbara Bereskin*
    Lincoln Avenue Partners
 
Amit Mehta
    Paul Hastings
 
Curt Tatham
   Lincoln International
 
Duncan Bourne
    Wynnchurch Capital
 
Henry Munez*
    BMO Harris Bank
 
Randy Thrall*
    Thrall Enterprises
 
Steve Cohen*
   The PrivateBank
 
Chad Peterson
     Victory Park Capital
 
Thomas Walker
    Baker Tilly
 
Timothy Cummins*
    Stout Risius Ross
 
Paul Possinger
    Proskauer Rose
 

Andrew Weil
    DLA Piper
 

Matthew Gilbert*
     FIDES Capital Partners
 
Saul Rudo
     Katten Muchin Rosenman
 
Daniel Wikel
    Huron Business Advisory
 
Thomas Hill
     Alvarez & Marsal
 
Andrew Sandquist
    CBRE
 
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Denotes committee members who have served for more than five years.

Please join us in thanking these remarkable partners for supporting the Middle Market Open since its inception!

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

McGladrey

Prairie Capital

Reed Smith

Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Co-Event Sponsors

     



Platinum sponsors
 

     

 

Dinner Sponsor



 

Gold sponsors

       


      

         

     


Silver sponsors

Alvarez & Marsal • Capital One Bank • CBRE • Chapman and Cutler LLP • City Capital Advisors • Credit Suisse  

Dentons US LLP • DLA Piper • Enterprise Fleet Management • Fifth Third Bank 

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network • Grippo & Elden • Houlihan Lokey • Hub International 

Huron Business Advisory • Jones Day • The Jordan Company • KCC LCC • LaSalle Capital

LBC Credit Partners • Lincoln International • Merit Capital Partners • Merrill Datasite • Moelis & Company 

Northern Trust • Paul Hastings • Prairie Capital Advisors • Proskauer Rose • Reed Smith • Mark Schwartz

Seyfarth Shaw LLP • Stout Risius Ross • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP • Vedder Price • Victory Park Capital

Wells Fargo Capital Finance • Wilmington Trust • Winston & Strawn • WP Carey

 

Flag Sponsor

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' Board of Directors

 

Cart Sponsor

Monroe Capital

 

Hole-in-One Sponsors

Lockton Companies • RR Donnelley

 

Hole Sponsors

Blakes • Broadstone Net Lease • Maranon Capital • Pitchbook • Thrall Enterprises

 

Golf Ball Sponsor
The Private Bank

 

Hat Sponsor
American Needle

Now in its tenth year, the Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament will attract more than 250 players from leading middle market private equity firms, senior and junior capital providers, attorneys, accountants, consultants, wealth managers, turnaround firms, real estate brokers and business owners and managers from the greater Chicago area and beyond. We invite you to sponsor this tournament, the only amateur golf tournament designed exclusively by and for the Chicago area middle market deal making community.

 

Golf Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Event Sponsor or Co-Event Sponsors
$50,000

  • Six Foursomes on the course(s) of your choice (or three per co-sponsor)
    First registered/first paid given priority for course choice
  • Four Hole Sponsorships (two per course)
  • Event Sponsor recognition on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)
  • Premier banner recognition
  • Opportunity to distribute a giveaway to participants
  • Opportunity to address attendees following golf and to present awards
  • Name/Logo on forecaddie shirts
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Electronic communication will include Logo and Link as the Event Sponsor
  • Logo recognition as Event Sponsor on the Middle Market Open website
  • Logo and link placed on the NKFI website
  • Recognition as the Event Sponsor in all Middle Market Open press releases
  • Right to use NKFI and event logos for promotion

 

Platinum Sponsor
$12,500

  • Two Foursomes on the course(s) of your choice
    First registered/first paid given priority for course choice
  • Two Hole Sponsorships (one per course)
  • Recognition during the dinner reception
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Logo and name recognition on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor in all Middle Market Open press releases
  • Logo and name recognition on the NKFI website
  • Right to use NKFI and event logos for promotion

 

Gold Sponsor
$7,500

  • One Foursome on the course of your choice
    First registered/first paid given priority for course choice
  • One Hole Sponsorship
  • Right to use NKFI and event logos for promotion
  • Recognition during the dinner reception
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Logo recognition as a Gold Sponsor on the NKFI website
  • Listing as a Gold Sponsor on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)

 

Silver Sponsor
$5,500 by June 1, 2014 ($6,000 after June 1, 2014)

  • One Foursome
  • One Hole Sponsorship
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Listing as a Silver Sponsor on the NKFI website
  • Listing as a Silver Sponsor on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)

**Both the North and South Courses will be played.  Event, Platinum, Dinner and Gold Sponsors will be given a course choice. First registered/first paid will be given priority for course choice.  Payment not received by July 1, 2014 will result in cancellation of reservation.**

 

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Dinner Sponsor
$5,000

  • Right to use NKFI and event logos for promotion
  • Opportunity to address golfers at the dinner reception
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Category exclusivity
  • Logo recognition on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)
  • Logo recognition as the Dinner Sponsor on the NKFI website

 

Lunch Sponsor
$5,000

  • Logo recognition as the Lunch Sponsor on the NKFI website
  • Logo recognition as the Lunch Sponsor on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Banner recognition at both grill lunch locations

 

Flag Sponsor
$4,000

  • Listing as the Flag Sponsor on the NKFI website
  • Listing as the Flag Sponsor on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Logo recognition on 36 pin flags

 

Cart Sponsor
$3,000

  • Listing as the Cart Sponsor on the NKFI website
  • Listing as the Cart Sponsor on Middle Market Open Communications (distributed to 5,000+)
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Opportunity to post signage and company information on each golf cart used by golfers throughout the day on both the North and South courses (up to 66 carts on each course)

 

Hole-in-One Sponsor
$2,500

  • Signage at one hole-in-one location (two available)
  • Listing as a Hole-in-One Sponsor on the NKFI website
  • Listing as a Hole-in-One Sponsor on Middle Market Open Communications
  • Recognition in the event program

 

Hole Sponsor
$1,000

  • Signage at one holeNKFI website
  • Recognition in the event program

 

Thank you for supporting the Middle Market Open!

 

To confirm your sponsorship or if you have any questions, please contact Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500 or lclement@nkfi.org.

The NKFI will contact you in June and July for your foursome information including:
Name, Company, Email, Index, and Home Course.

Golfers with unverifiable indexes are not eligible for prizes.


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