On Friday, Sept. 15, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will present the NKF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC. This signature fundraiser is touted as The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity™ with winners from 30 events throughout the country qualifying for the National Finals at the famed Pebble Beach Resorts.

“We are delighted to return to Greystone Golf Course for a first class day of fun, food and drink – all to support a great cause,” said Event Chair Greg Miller (vice president, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield).

Practice and registration begin at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Designed for new golfers and seasoned players alike, this four-person scramble-style tournament comprises Handicap Index and Gross divisions.

 The Top 3 winners in each division will receive awards from national promotional partner, Tiffany & Co., as well as an exclusive invitation to compete in a 54-hole tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Links at Spanish Bay, Jan. 18-21, 2018.

Proceeds from the event at Greystone will directly support NKF-MD’s patient emergency assistance program (providing food, housing aid, utilities, medical and dental support, medication and transportation to dialysis), as well as vital research at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. Since the event’s inception in 1990, more than 2,000 golfers have teed off, raising almost $2 million for NKF-MD.

As a way to raise more funds for NKF-MD, while adding excitement, this year’s tournament will introduce the Birdie Challenge where participants can challenge friends, family and colleagues to pledge for each birdie their team makes. Each team will have their own fundraising website.

For online registration, visit www.NKFGolfClassic.org. To register offline or receive more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Pattie Dash at 410.494.8545 or pdash@kidneymd.org.

About the National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of Virginia and West Virginia, is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.