Signature EventsNKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

NKF konica minolta golf classic

presented locally by NANI

September 23, 2020

Cantigny Golf Club

Wheaton, IL

take your best shot

carry on a proud tradition, and support the future of the NKFI

The NKF Konica Minolta is series of 30+ charity golf tournaments hosted all across the nation by varying chapters of the National Kidney Foundation. Taking place over several months, the "tour" culminates with a spectacular finals event held at one of the nation's most majestic and pristine courses, the renowned Pebble Beach in California.


The Illinois event is hosted just outside Chicago at the Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton and is presented locally by NANI. It is a fantastic, full day of friendly competition, golfer giveaways, course contests, and prizes. Once play has concluded, players and NKFI supporters are invited to join us at the clubhouse for a catered dinner, cocktails, and awards.


event details & overview

  • Tournament Format: The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic is played in a four-person, scramble format. Each team member begin each hole with a tee shot. Then, the team selects the best tee shot and continues play from that point. This process repeats on every shot until the ball is holed out.


  • Winners: Qualifying first, second and third place foursomes from each NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic are invited to compete at the National Finals, which are held at the magnificent Pebble Beach Resorts in California.


  • Raffles & AuctionsThe event boasts an incredible silent auction and raffle. Prizes may include vacation packages, tickets to professional sporting events, and gift cards to some of Chicago's finest restuarants.


  • Who Can Play: The Golf Classic is open to all amateur golfers.


  • Rain or Shine: The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic does not offer a back-up event date in the event of uncooperative weather, and it does not offer refunds.

  • COVID-19: Review these COVID-19 guidelines before you go. 

register to play


Players sign up to play in the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, presented locally by NANI through the event's nationally run website.

be a sponsor


Support the NKFI's free community education and patient service programs. Click below to learn more about sponsoring this event.


location & schedule

your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Cantigny Golf Club

Cantigny Golf is widely regarded as one of the finest public golf facilities in the Midwest. Featuring a superbly maintained 27-hole championship golf course, and a first-rate clubhouse, Cantigny is owned by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and is managed by Kemper Sports.



27W270 Mack Rd

Wheaton, IL 60189


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Wednesday, September 23, 2020



11:30am  -  Check in begins. The driving range and putting greens will be open for practice and the Putting Green Challenge, and a giveaway will be distributed.

  • A grab and go lunch will be available from 11:30am to 1:00pm


12:50pm  -  Announcements

1:00pm - Shotgun Start

6:00pm - Cocktail Reception, Dinner, and Auction

winners & photos

relive the memories and revel in the glory

2020 Winners' Circle



First Place:

IAA 1 - Steve Muscarello, Justin Mahlik, Greg Tepas & Carter Thiessen

Second Place:

NANI 2 - Brian O'Dea, Kevin Myrie, Lindy Nakaerts & Thomas Gray

Third Place:

Horizon Therapeutics 2 - Matt Newton, Tim Haines, Ken Jennings & Bob Pecho

2020 Winners' Circle


50/50 Raffle Winner:

Greg Williams

Beat the Pro Winner:

Matt Zelensek

IAA Longest Drive Winner:

Matt Newton

Greg Norman Closest to the Hole Winner:

Tom Pieters

Photo Galleries



nkf konica minolta golf classic committee

community in action

The members of the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic host committee are resolved to improve the lives of patients and families touched by kidney disease. This driven team of supporters has impacted community health all across Illinois, and their passion has helped the NKFI develop a number of free education and screening programs.

Event Chair

  • Scott Downing | Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP

Leadership Committee

  • Jake Cilek, McGuire Woods LLP

  • Veeda Landeras, Associates in Nephrology

  • Deepak Mital, MD, Advocate Christ Medical Center

  • Ryan Moore, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

  • Bryan Murphy, NANI

Leadership Committee, cont'd

  • Ken Murphy, Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois & Indiana

  • Erik Muse, NxStage

  • Ning Ramos

  • Mike Schrader, NxStage Medical

  • Kelly Wootten, Fresenius

  • Kerri Zelensek, McGuireWoods LLP




nkf konica minolta golf classic sponsors

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois wouldn't be able to touch the lives of patients, families, and communities without the help of our dedicated, NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic sponsors. Interested in sponsoring? Review the sponsorship packet or contact Steve Jastrow at or 312-321-1500.

Presenting Sponsor


Dinner Sponsor

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Flag Sponsor

Golf Polo Sponsor

Giveaway Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Cart Sponsor

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Beverage Cart Sponsor


Mission Sponsor

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Putting Green Sponsor


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Hole Sponsor



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