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. 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 silent auction and raffle are 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.
Update your index and player information before the tournament. Review instructions here.
location & schedule
your course to support the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
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 July 11, 2022 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!
NKFI will prepare and submit the raffle ticket for you. No physical tickets will be distributed. Proceeds benefit NKFI Patient Education initiatives. Winners will be determined in a random drawing to be held July 11, 2022 at the 18th 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 the Club’s rules of attire, date & times. Valid until July 11, 2023 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-transferable and any taxes or consumer-related charges are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. No portion of the cost of this raffle ticket is tax deductible.
photos from past tournaments
scenes from the fairway