Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament

Shoreacres, Onwentsia Club, & Knollwood Club
Lake Bluff & Lake Forest, IL


Monday, July 17, 2017

For more than a decade Chicago’s leading middle market dealmakers have gathered for a day of networking, golf, and philanthropic support of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. The tournament has generated more than $5 million dollars to advance the lifesaving mission of the NKFI. We hope you will join us in July as we once again bring together Chicago’s middle market community for championship level golf, unparalleled giveaways, access to celebrity golfers, and more!

This year, the MMO will expand to four exclusive North Shore clubs for tournament level golf, shorter rounds, and unparalleled networking with 400 golfers. The tournament will take place at Shoreacres in Lake Bluff, IL and Onwentsia Club and Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, IL. The MMO NextGen Tournament, an event that attracts the next generation of dealmakers, will be held the same day. All attendees are invited to Onwentsia Club following golf for cocktails, dinner, networking, and awards ceremony.

 

Raffle

Information on the 2017 MMO raffle coming soon!

 


Photos from the 2016 MMO Tournament
Photos from the 2016 NextGen Tournament
Photos from the 2015 MMO and NextGen Tournaments

For more information about the Middle Market Open, please contact Meghan Kelleher at (312) 321-1500 or mkelleher@nkfi.org.

 

 

Shoreacres  |  Onwentsia Club  |  Knollwood Club  |  MMO NextGen (TBD)

 

 

Directions to Shoreacres

The street address and phone number to Shoreacres are as follows:

1601 Shoreacres Road,
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

(847) 234-1470 Clubhouse
(847) 234-1472 Pro Shop

 

Directions to Onwentsia Club

Take the Kennedy Expressway west (90/94) to the Edens Expressway (94) and bear right (north). Stay on that until you get to Rte. 41 north to Waukegan. Take Rte. 41 north to Westleigh Road and make a right turn on to Westleigh. Take Westleigh to the 1st stop sign (Green Bay Road). Turn left and go north 1-½ miles.  The Club will be on your left.  There is a black and white wooden sign with “Onwentsia Club” on it

The street address and phone number to Onwentsia Club are as follows:

300 Green Bay Rd,
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 234-0120 Clubhouse
(847) 234-6430 Golf Shop

 

Directions to Knollwood

The street address and phone number to Knollwood Club are as follows:

1890 Knollwood Road,
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 234-1600 Clubhouse
(847) 234-1210 Pro Shop

MMO Event Details

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Location:

Shoreacres
1601 Shoreacres Road
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Onwentsia Club
300 Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Knollwood Club
1890 Knollwood Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Locker rooms will be available for all participants. A grill lunch will be provided at all courses, and a reception and dinner will be held for all golfers at Onwentsia Club following golf.

Rules: The format of the Middle Market Open™ is a two-man, 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-man team score. Pair 1 will be scored together and Pair 2 will be scored together. Players must have a verifiable index to be eligible to win prizes at MMO. Only players with amateur status may compete for prizes. There will be no rain date and no refunds for the Middle Market Open™.

 

MMO NextGen Event Details

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Location and Time: TBD

For more information about MMO NextGen™ or to purchase additional slots, please contact Meghan Kelleher at (312) 321-1500 or mkelleher@nkfi.org. A reception and dinner will be held for all golfers at Onwentsia Club following golf.

 

Event Highlights

  • Fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
  • Silent auction and raffle with prizes that include access to some of the most exclusive golf courses in the country.
  • Evening program includes cocktails, dinner, and networking.
  • More than 5 million dollars raised for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

For more information about the Middle Market Open, please contact Meghan Kelleher at (312) 321-1500 or mkelleher@nkfi.org.

 

    2013 MMO tournament north course winners Adam Rubenstein and Scott 
         Rubenstein enjoy a day on the green in Pebble Beach, California.

Raffle Tickets

Info coming soon!

 

2016 MMO Raffle Prizes

 

Grand Prize

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

Second Prize

Escorted threesomes at Milwaukee Golf Club & Onwentsia Club

Third Prize

Escorted threesomes at Medinah #3 & Conway Farms Golf Club

Fourth Prize

Escorted threesomes at Skokie Country Club & Olympia Fields Country Club

2016 MMO Sponsors

 

Co-Event Sponsors

 

           

 

 

Platinum Sponsors

 

                      

 

 

Dinner Sponsor

 

 

Gold Sponsors

 

                                    


 

                            



             



                 



Mark Schwartz               


Silver Sponsors
 

Alvarez & Marsal LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • BDO USA, LLP • Broadstone Real Estate • Conway MacKenzieDentons US LLP • DLA Piper LLP (US) • Enterprise Fleet Management • HUB International • Jones Day • LBC Credit Partners • Lincoln International LLC • LivingstoneMayer Brown, LLPMerrill Corporation • Moelis & Company • Northern Trust CorporationPerkins Coie • Proskauer Rose LLP • Seyfarth Shaw LLP • Stout Risius Ross • Tiger Group • Vedder Price P.C. • Victory Park CapitalWells Fargo Capital Finance • Willis Towers Watson M&A Group • Wintrust

 

NextGen Cocktail Reception Sponsor
 

National Real Tax Tracking

 

MMO Flag Sponsor
 

NKFI Board of Directors

 

Pre-Event Cocktail Hour Sponsors
 

Four Corners Tavern Group & Sterling Bay

 

MMO Lunch Sponsor
 

Enterprise Fleet Management

 

NextGen Lunch Sponsor
 

Riveron Consulting

 

NextGen Flag Sponsor
 

Wintrust

 

MMO Hole Sponsors
 

Madison Capital Funding • RPS GaiaTech • Thrall Enterprises

 

NextGen Hole Sponsors
 

Associated Bank • Duane Morris LLP • Monroe Credit Advisors & Monroe Capital • Valuation Research Corporation

 

For information on available sponsorship opportunities, please call (312) 321-1500.

2017 Middle Market Open Board Members

Bradley S. Schmarak, Reed Smith LLP
Chair
 
Scott H. Lang, City Capital Advisors
Chair Emeritus
 

Allan Allweiss, LBC Credit Partners
Bob Bartell, Duff & Phelps
Barbara Grant Bereskin, Lincoln Avenue Partners
Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital
Tim Cummins, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Frederick Fisher, Mayer Brown LLP
David Gaito, PNC Business Credit
Matthew Gilbert, Green Door Capital
Lindsay Gray, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Tom Hill, Alvarez & Marsal
Fran Jurkovic, Alliant/Mesirow
Chris Killackey, Prairie Capital
Amit Mehta, Paul Hastings

Mike Milani, Baker Tilly
Chad Peterson, The Heritage Group
Scott Rubenstein, BMO Harris Bank NA
Saul Rudo, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Andrew Sandquist, CBRE
David Smalstig, FTI Consulting
Brian Soper, BMS
William Spizman, RSM US LLP
Randy Thrall, Thrall Enterprises
Sam Valenzisi, Lincoln International LLC
Andrew Weil, DLA Piper LLP
Dan Wikel, Huron Consulting

 

 

2017 MMO NextGen Committee Members

Lindsay Gray, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chair
 
Kyle Griffith, PrivateBank
Chair
 
Joe Arnold, BMO Harris Bank
Dan Arnold, Hilco
JC Asensio, CBRE
Sid Bale, Reed Smith
Mark Briden, MorrisAnderson
JC Brown, Ice Miller
Jamie Cote, Madison Hawk
Ryan Deegan, Monroe Credit Advisors
Briggs Goldberg, CBRE
Michelle Gross, Riveron Consulting
Judd Kohn, PrivateBank
Steve Lagnese, FTI
Mark Lorch, Duff & Phelps
Connor Mitchell, FocalPoint Partners
Adam Ortega, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Nick Payne, Siena Lending Group
Joe Polancich, Huron Consulting Group
Bryan Rozum, CapX Partners
Aaron Sims, Associated Bank
Brian Soper, BMS
Jonathan Weinberg, KPMG

 

2016 Middle Market Open Committee Members

Scott H. Lang, City Capital Advisors
Chair
 
Bradley S. Schmarak, Reed Smith LLP
Chair 
 
Allan Allweiss, LBC Credit Partners
Bob Bartell, Duff & Phelps
Barbara Grant Bereskin, Lincoln Avenue Partners
Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital
Steve Cohen, The PrivateBank
Tim Cummins, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
David Gaito, PNC Business Credit
Matthew Gilbert, Green Door Capital
Lindsay Gray, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Tom Hill, Alvarez & Marsal
Fran Jurkovic, Mesirow Financial
Chris Killackey, Prairie Capital
Amit Mehta, Paul Hastings
Mike Milani, Baker Tilly
Henry Munez, BMO Harris Bank
Chad Peterson, Victory Park Capital Advisors
Saul Rudo, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Andrew Sandquist, CBRE
David Smalstig, FTI Consulting
Brian Soper, BMS
William Spizman, RSM US LLP
Jeremy Stillings, Proskauer Rose LLP
Randy Thrall, Thrall Enterprises
Sam Valenzisi, Lincoln International LLC
Andrew Weil, DLA Piper LLP
Dan Wikel, Huron Consulting


 

2016 MMO NextGen Committee Members

Lindsay Gray, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chair

Kyle Griffith, The PrivateBank
Chair

Brian Soper, BMS
Chair

Jeremy Stillings, Proskauer Rose LLP
Chair

Joe Arnold, BMO Harris Bank
JC Asensio, CBRE
Michael Bahnick, RSM
Mark Briden, MorrisAnderson
Steve Cohen, The PrivateBank
Jamie Cote, Madison Hawk
Ryan Deegan, Monroe Credit Advisors
Matthew Gilbert, Green Door Capital
Briggs Goldberg, CBRE
Steve Lagnese, FTI
Dan Lynch, Huron Consulting Group
Connor Mitchell, FocalPoint Partners
Joe Polancich, Huron Consulting Group
Bryan Rozum, CapX Partners
Aaron Sims, Associated Bank
Jonathan Weinberg, KPMG

 

 

2016 Middle Market Open Winners

Conway Farms Golf Club
1st Place: Jeff Boundy and Tom Happ (Mesirow Financial foursome)
2nd Place: Brad Schmarak and Michael Solot (Reed Smith LLP foursome)
3rd Place: David Gaito and Jason Rae (PNC Bank foursome)
Beat the Pro Winner: Matthew Frank


Onwentsia Club
1st Place: Lou Pagano and Michael Olson (DLA Piper LLP foursome)
2nd Place: Andrew Weil and John Bintz (DLA Piper LLP foursome)
3rd Place: Tom Walker and Mike Kamienski (Baker Tilly foursome)
Beat the Pro Winner: Art Fogel


Raffle
Grand Prize (The Olympic Club and TPC Harding Park): Mark Plaehn
Package 2 (Milwaukee Golf Club & Onwentsia Club): David Light
Package 3 (Medinah #3 & Conway Farms Golf Club): Bradley Roberts
Package 4 (Skokie Country Club & Olympia Fields Country Club): Bill Barry


 


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