National Kidney Foundation and Cadillac to Raise Green on the Green

May 17, 2010, 09:02 ET from National Kidney Foundation

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadillac was named title sponsor of the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic, one of the largest amateur golf programs for charity in the U.S., the Foundation announced today.

"We're thrilled to welcome Cadillac to our golf classic," said John Davis, National Kidney Foundation CEO. "This partnership will enable NKF to enhance our tournaments and will enable us to provide additional support to the 26 million Americans, one in nine adults, with chronic kidney disease."

More than 30 local National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic tournaments are scheduled to be held at prestigious courses in major U.S. cities in 2010. The top three qualifying foursomes from each local event are invited to compete in the NKF Cadillac Golf Classic National Championship at California's famed Pebble Beach in January 2011. The 2010 U.S. Open will be played at Pebble Beach in June.

"Cadillac is proud to sponsor the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic," said Ed Peper, Cadillac general sales manager. "Golf is an important promotional pillar for Cadillac since the sport attracts a key demographic.  Thousands of golfers participate every year to support this worthy cause and Cadillac is excited to partner with such a great organization that helps so many people."

All amateur golfers are welcome to play in NKF Cadillac Golf Classic tournaments in which four-person teams compete in a scramble format.

Since 1981, more than 100,000 golfers have participated in local NKF golf tournaments raising more than $80 million for NKF community early detection screenings, public and professional education programs, patient support services, organ donation programs and research.

About the National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation, with offices throughout the country, is dedicated to preventing and treating kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing availability of all organs for transplantation. More at  

About Cadillac

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered a historic renaissance led by artful engineering and advanced technology. More information on Cadillac can be found at  

For information on the National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic or for a schedule of local tournaments, visit

SOURCE National Kidney Foundation