NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity benefiting the National Kidney Foundation

Featured photo: Golf chairs Jen Anderson (Holmes Murphy); Brandon Rowland (Ernst & Young), and National Kidney Foundation of North Texas president, Neil Foote.)

The weather was gorgeous, and the course was picture perfect at the Royal Oaks Country Club for the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, the nation’s Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity benefiting the National Kidney Foundation.

NKF is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

Co-chaired by Brandon Rowland (Ernst & Young), Jen Anderson (Holmes Murphy), and Martin White,the tournament initiated the steep competition to the road to Pebble Beach for the teams. Shotgun began at noon, followed by a reception including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, the awards presentation and auction.

Scott Murray emceed the presentations, which included a very touching and heartwarming Mission Moment from Ernie McKnight who shared his story of kidney disease, transplant and recovery, along with Christopher Barney, who received his kidney from Ernie’s wife.  Tiffany Archibald, Director of Development, set the scene for a very special moment presenting a gift from Tiffany & Co to honor co-chair Jen Anderson (who is also a kidney donor) for her outstanding dedication as a Golf committee member and volunteer. Neil Foote is president of the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas board of directors.

Tom Hough (second from left) with golfing parners.

Each year thousands of golfers from across the country participate in over 30 events across the U.S. for the exciting competition and the chance to earn an invitation to the National Finals at Pebble Beach—while raising over $3.5 million for the NKF. Top 3 finishing teams (Gross and Handicap Index Divisions combined) are invited to compete in the National Finals held at the famed Pebble Beach Resorts in January 2019.

A venerable tradition of great golf began with the design of a world-class course carved out of thick forest in 1969. This challenging course, along with Hall of Fame instructors and strong playing membership, continues to attract top amateur players and professional golfers to Royal Oaks Country Club each year. By joining us at this year’s tournament, you will help to support the lifesaving programs and services of the National Kidney Foundation.

Team from the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas

Visit the website for more information about the National Kidney Foundation Serving North Texas: https://www.kidney.org/offices/nkf-serving-north-texaswest-texas or contact the National Kidney Foundation, Tiffany Archibald, Director of Development, 214-351-2393, ext 653  tiffany.archibald@kidney.org

Photos courtesy National Kidney Foundation.

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent this event benefiting the National Kidney Foundation.)


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