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Tom Hough, Brandon Rowland, Golf chair; Scott Price

The Rustic in Uptown was the perfect setting for the kick-off for the National Kidney Foundation’s Golf Classic, The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity™ .  There was a cool breeze welcoming guests who joined Golf Classic chair Brandon Rowland; Neil Foote, President of the National Kidney Foundation North Texas; Mark Edwards, Senior Director of Partnerships and Programs and Kristen McCaffery, Development Director for North Texas.
         
After Brandon welcomed the crowd, Christina Rossini shared her personal experience of donating one of her kidneys saying, “Some of the best business relationships are the ones that evolve into personal friendships. Little did I know when I walked into a meeting that seven months later, I’d be donating a kidney to my client’s daughter-in-law. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have been able to enhance Sandra’s quality of life with a new kidney.”
         
Slated for Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Dallas Athletic Club, the Golf Classic registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with breakfast and lunch and the practice facilities open. Shotgun starts at 12:00 p.m. Immediately following the tournament, guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a reception, dinner and awards presentation, along with a fabulous silent auction. Foursome entry fee is $2,000.
Underwriting and sponsorships are available. Find out more at  http://www.nkfgolfclassic.com
         
This event kicks-off the Road to Pebble Beach!  The NKF Golf Classic is the premier amateur golf event for charity with nearly 35 events held throughout the country each year, raising $3.5 million for the National Kidney Foundation. The top finishing teams at each local tournament are invited to compete in the NKF Golf Classic National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts on January 18 through the 21st, 2018 where teams play a 54-hole tournament on the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Links at Spanish Bay – one of the only events of its kind where you can win locally and move on to compete for a national title at the Pebble Beach Resorts. 
         
At Pebble Beach, there is an opening reception, gala and auction, Champions Celebration, PING Skills Challenge and a National Finals Gift Package provided by National Sponsors.   Since 1987, more than 290,000 golfers have teed off to help fight kidney disease, raising more than $90 million for the cause at the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic events.
         
The National Kidney Foundation, Inc. (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.
         
For details, contact the National Kidney Foundation, Kristen McCaffery at 214-351-2393 x653 or email kristen.mccaffery@kidney.org        

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