middle market open

Sept. 29, 2020

Onwentsia Club | Shoreacres

Knollwood Club

Chicagoland area, IL

benefiting the

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Middle Market Open

Join over 400 of the brightest lights from Chicago’s middle market deal-making community in an incredible show of commitment to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. This one-of-a-kind event is one of the NKFI's premiere summer outings, and it is the only amateur golf tournament designed by, and for, the Chicago middle market.

 

You’ll spend your day on some of the midwest's finest, most exclusive golf courses, where you will enjoy friendly competition and the company of leaders in business, private equity, finance, law, strategy, wealth management, accounting, real estate, and capital management. Once the scores are tallied, all the players will get together at the Onwentsia Club, where we’ll wrap things up with an award ceremony, dinner, and cocktails. Together, we'll toast to the future of NKFI supported programs. 

 

event details & tournament format

  • Format: Players of the Middle Market Open hit the links as part of a two person team, and play in groups of four. The format of game play is 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 #01 will be scored together and Pair #02 will be scored together.

 

  • Auctions, Raffles, and Prizes: The top three teams from each course will all win prizes, and the evening reception features a silent auction and a raffle, each filled with unique treasures and experiences.

 

  • Who Can Play: Only players who have a verifiable index and an amateur status may be eligible to win and compete for prizes.

 

  • A Day at the Club: Locker rooms will be available for all participants, and a grill lunch will be provided at every course.

 

  • Rain or Shine: The Middle Market Open does not offer a back-up event date in the event of uncooperative weather, and it does not offer refunds.

how to participate

Players secure spots in the Middle Market Open through event sponsorship. The MMO Board is happy to provide a variety of packages, all of which offer unique benefits and branding opportunities.

NEW IN 2020:

mmo mini tour

The MMO Mini-Tour is a deluxe, inclusive option for all levels of golfer and especially for Middle Market professionals who are novice players or just trying out the game.  The MMO Mini-Tour is specifically designed to be a fun, high-end networking event, in a pressure-free golf environment.

event highlights

  • Full Amenities: The event begins with a sit down buffet lunch at the Onwentsia Club “Lodge”, located at the Club’s practice facility.  Snacks and Open Bar will be available throughout the afternoon at the Lodge.  Full locker facilities will be available to all Mini-Tour participants

 

  • Top-Notch Instruction: Following lunch, participants will partake in a golf instruction clinic presented by Todd Sones Impact Golf School.  (see right)

 

  • Par 3 Competition: Following the clinic, participants, if they wish, can compete for honors on a short Par 3 course set up solely for Mini-Tour players. 

  • Post-Event Networking: At the conclusion, participants will join all MMO tournament participants from Knollwood, Onwentsia and Shoreacres at Onwentsia Club for post-golf fun events, networking, cocktails and dinner.

 

todd sones

Todd Sones, a top 100 PGA instructor, and his Impact Golf School staff are experienced experts in instructing and coaching in the three major areas of the game: Full Swing, Short Game and Putting.  This is a prime opportunity to learn a solid short game and putt like a pro!

 
 

location & schedule

your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Shoreacres

LOCATION

1601 Shoreacres Road

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

 

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DATE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

SCHEDULE

8:30am  -  Check in Begins

10:30am  -  Shotgun Start

4:30pm - Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Onwentsia Club.

Knollwood Club

LOCATION

1890 Knollwood Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

 

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DATE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

SCHEDULE

8:30am  -  Check in Begins

10:30am  -  Shotgun Start

4:30pm - Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Onwentsia Club.

Onwentsia Club

LOCATION

300 Green Bay Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

 

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DATE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

 

SCHEDULE

9:00am  -  Check in Begins

11:00am  -  Shotgun Start

4:30pm - Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Onwentsia Club.

play the raffle

premier prizes and experiences

Purchase a raffle ticket or two and enter for your chance to win access to some of the most pristine and exclusive golf clubs in the country. Winners will be determined in a random drawing held on September 29, 2020 at the Middle Market Open.

 

Can't make it to the drawing but still want to enter? Don't worry, you don't have to be present to win. (We'll notify you afterwards). And remember: every ticket you buy supports the mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, and pushes us that much closer towards accomplishing our goals. Good luck!

A two-night stay, and two rounds of golf for 
an unescorted foursome Cabot Links, Nova Scotia

($1,000 for travel expenses included)

Purchase your ticket(s) for five chances to win!

Escorted threesomes at Medinah #3 and Olympia Fields Country Club

 

Escorted threesomes at Beverly and Skokie Country Clubs

 

Escorted threesomes at Onwentsia Club and Conway Farms Golf Club

Escorted threesomes at Kemper Lakes and 

Royal Melboure

 
 

photos from past tournaments

scenes from the fairway

2019

 Gallery

2018 Gallery

2017

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2016

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middle market open board

the power of community spirit

The Middle Market Open Board is one of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' most active group of supporters. Over the years, their dedication to improving the lives of patients and families battling kidney disease has led to more than seven million dollars being raised on behalf of the NKFI mission.

Board Leadership

  • Amit Mehta, Chair

Paul Hastings, LLP 

  • Jim Rolfe, Vice Chair

CIBC​

  • Duncan Bourne, Immediate Past Chair

Wynnchurch Capital, LLC

  • Chris Killackey, Executive Committee

Prairie Capital

  • Bradley S. Schmarak, Executive Committee 

Reed Smith LLP

​Read a profile of Brad in the May 2018 issue of Sheridan Road  

Lifetime Members

  • Steven Cohen, CIBC 

  • Scott H. Lang, Founder & Chair Emeritus

City Capital Advisors

  • Henry Munez, BMO Harris Bank

Board Membership

  • Jason Abbott, FTI Consulting

  • Joe Arnold, Bank of the West

  • Bob BartellDuff & Phelps 

  • Barbara Grant BereskinLincoln Avenue Partners

  • Nathan BrownWind Point Partners 

  • John R. CastellanoAlixPartners

  • Jeffrey ClarkNorthern Trust 

  • Michael Conway, Jones Day

  • Timothy Cummins, Stout

  • Tim Derry, PNC Business Credit

  • Frederick Fisher, Mayer Brown LLP

  • Matthew Frank, Alvarez & Marsal

  • Sara Franklin, Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Lindsay Gray, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

  • Kyle Griffith, Patriot Capital

Board Membership (continued)

  • Jim Hess, BMO Harris

  • Fran Jurkovic, Alliant/Mesirow

  • Dan Kehoe, Goldman Sachs

  • Dave Light, Macquarie

  • Christopher McClure, Crowe LLP

  • Mike Milani, Baker Tilly 

  • Paul Possinger, Proskauer Rose LLP

  • Saul Rudo, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

  • Andrew Sandquist, Newmark Knight Frank

  • Brian Soper, Stretto

  • Bill Spizman, RSM US LLP

  • Randy Thrall, Thrall Enterprises

  • Andrew Weil, DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Matthew Warren, King & Spaulding

  • Jeremy Watson, Sidley Austin LLP

  • Dan Wikel, FTI Consulting

GIVE THE GIFT OF A SECOND CHANCE

 

MMO sponsors

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois successfully impacts the lives of patients, families, and communities with the help of our dedicated, Middle Market Open sponsors.

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