Local Golfers Primed for Pebble Beach
National Kidney Foundation Konica Minolta Golf Classic raises $275,000
Lakeland ,FL — 8 local golfers qualify to take their game to Pebble Beach after winning the National Kidney Foundation Konica Minolta Golf Classic at Lone Palm Golf Club on April 18thand 19th
Mike Russ, Mike Russ Jr., Jason Russ and Corey Gibbs of C & S Roofing won the four-person Thursday afternoon scramble format tournament. On Friday morning, Danny Seeman, Tom Murray, Keith Severns, and Kelly Froelich of HGR Construction won the round.
Other top-finishing teams invited to the National Finals at Pebble Beach include Alliance Realty Services, Omega, Young Contracting, and FMGI. They will compete for the national title in a 54-hole tournament to be held January 17-20, 2019 at the legendary Pebble Beach Resorts. There, teams will play the fabled fairways and signature holes of the Monterey Peninsula: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay.
“It was a great day to play golf and to raise money for a worthy cause that will help save lives in our region,” said Doug Ray of Publix. “Many leading companies in our community participated including Publix Charities, Hawkins Construction, Benning, and G.H.K. Development using the event to entertain customers, market to participating golfers and guests, compete for an invite to Pebble Beach and to support the National Kidney Foundation.”
320 local golfers teed off to raise funds to fight kidney disease at the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. The event generated more than $275,000 to support the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. For more information about the National Finals and the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, go to NKFKonicaMinoltaGolfClassic.com.
The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, a nationwide series of more than 30 golf tournaments held in major cities across the country, is The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity™ raising more than $3.5 million each year and exceeding $100 million to date. Each event also works to raise awareness about kidney health by prominently displaying an important kidney fact or figure on each of the 18 holes of their host golf course. NKF urges Golf Classic participants and the public to make an explicit commitment to “Heart Your Kidneys” by learning about the kidney’s vital functions and help elevate the kidneys to the status of other vital organs such as the heart.
Local Golfers Compete for Pebble Beach Invite
“We greatly appreciate the support and enthusiasm of each golfer,” said Doug Ray, chairman of the Lakeland Golf Classic. “This event will draw people who want to enjoy or experience a real tournament while encouraging them to finally give kidneys the attention they deserve,” he continued.
In 2017, NKF welcomed Konica Minolta as the national title sponsor of the Golf Classic. The national corporate partner is Insurance Auto Auctions / One Car One Difference. National promotional partners are Global Golf Post, the Greg Norman Collection, and PING.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com) with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America’s Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter@KonicaMinoltaUS.
Kidney Disease Facts
30 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and most aren’t aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history of kidney failure. People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are 3 times more likely than Whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop end-stage renal disease (kidney failure).
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information about NKF visit www.kidney.org.