Welcome to the most powerful fundraising program in the region!
John Deere Classic week is always exciting. Not just for the tournament, but for what the tournament means for charities as well. Since 1971 the John Deere Classic has delivered over $50 million to regional charities, most of it through its innovative Birdies for Charity program. No other event on the PGA TOUR does it better - and it’s the generous and hardworking nature of this area that makes it happen.
If you are a charity: Every 501(c)(3) organization is eligible to participate. Once qualified and enrolled, you have the freedom to solicit pledges and know that the heavy lifting of invoicing and administration will be handled by the John Deere Classic
If you are a charity donor: It is gratifying to know that 100% of every pledge collected goes directly to your specified charity. John Deere covers all administrative costs to make that possible. Plus, the tournament takes its profits each year and delivers a second check from between 5% and 10% of that charity’s final total to make the deal even sweeter. There is no more impactful way for you to help your favorite organization(s).
There are four ways you are able to participate in the Birdies for Charity program:
- The Contest
- Direct Donations to your favorite charity
- Direct Donations to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund
- The Legacy Fund
2,142 Birdies were scored during the 2013 tournament!