Platinum Tee Club

The Platinum Tee Club is designed for those interested in supporting all the Birdies for Charity organizations as well as the tournament’s continued improvement.  A Platinum Tee Club donation is just a Partner Program donation that goes directly to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund.  That frees up capital for spectator improvements while ensuring charities get the high end of the bonus promise.  As a 501 (C) (3) organization, donations made here have the same tax advantages as any other donation made to one of our participating organizations.

Twice the impact – The John Deere Foundation believes strongly enough in this initiative that it has set aside a matching fund to provide a dollar for dollar match for any donation made through the program up to $325,000.

"We hope our promise to match your donation dollar for dollar underscores how strongly we feel about the future of the John Deere Classic and all the benefits it annually delivers to our region. I’d like to personally extend an invitation to partner with us to make the John Deere Classic a continued success." 

- Sam Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company

"As a small business owner we make donations to many local charities. We also, however, say no to many others since there are only so many dollars to go around. By designating a portion of our Partner donation to the Birdies for Charity Fund, we are able to support hundreds of charities at the same time."

- Mike Vonderhaar, President, Miller Container


$750 Donation ($300 Value)

  • On-course recognition

  • (8) Any day tickets

  • (4) One day VIP parking passes


$1,500 Donation ($735 Value)

  • On-course recognition
  • (6) One day Clubhouse Plus tickets
  • (10) Any day tickets
  • (5) One day VIP parking passes

$3,000 Donation ($1,945 Value)

  • On-course recognition
  • (2) Invitations to Charity Concert (July 10)
  • (12) One day Clubhouse Plus tickets
  • (30) Any day tickets
  • (5) One day VIP parking passes

$5,000 Donation ($3,590 Value)

  • On-course recognition
  • (1) 2018 John Deere Classic tee marker signed by champion, Michael Kim
  • (2) Invitations to Meet and Greet Experience and Charity Concert (July 10)
  • (2) Indivduals receive Honorary Observer Inside the Ropes Experience
  • (24) One day Clubhouse Plus tickets
  • (25) Any day tickets
  • (10) One day VIP parking passes

$7,500 Donation ($4,750 Value)

  • On-course recognition
  • (1) 2018 John Deere Classic tee marker signed by champion, Michael Kim
  • (2) Invitations to Meet and Greet Experience and Charity Concert (July 10)
  • (2) Individuals receive an Honorary Observer Inside the Ropes experience
  • (2) Thursday - Sunday 18th Tee Trophy Suite Passes, food & beverage included
  • (10) One day Clubhouse Plus tickets
  • (25) Any day tickets
  • (10) One day VIP parking passes

2018 Platinum Tee Club Donors

Platinum ($7,500 and above) Gold ($5,000)

Sam & Marsha Allen
Bechtel Trusts
Cobham Mission Systems
Dennis & LeeAnn Docherty
Mara & Mike Downing
Chad & Caroline Everitt
Andrew & Cathie Feldman
Jim & Jayne Field
Community Foundation of Great River Bend 
Todd & Lori Gipple
Lexus of Quad Cities
Miller Container Corporation/LDI Company
MiMedx Group, Inc
Clair & Cheri Peterson
QCR Holdings, Inc
Roofing Technology/EPIC Stone
Simplex Leasing, Inc.
Sinclair Tractor
Steve & Rori Vandemore
Jay & Collette Vonderhaar
Mike & Joanie Vonderhaar

Act II Transportation
Bart & Dee Baker
Fortress Bank - Lee Garlach
Todd & Kiki Hopkins
Jumer's Casino & Hotel
Rhythm City Casino Resort
Gene & Jackie Staron
David & Jana Steil
Tri-City Electric Co.
Benjamin A. Yeggy

Silver ($3,000) Bronze ($1,500)

In Loving Memory of Chuck Austin
Richard G. Bowers, Jr.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Tate & Amy Featherstone
Heart of America Restaurants
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
Iron Workers Local 111
David & Joyce Nuernberger
Mike & Annette Parejko
Quad Cities Lodging Association
Rafferty Funeral Home, Kevin & Colleen Rafferty
Sue & Bill Rector
Rick & Ginger Renkiewicz Family
Paul & Emily Scranton
Mike & Pat Shouse
Ted Thoms
TMI - Total Maintenance, Inc.
John & Ruth Ward

Bettendorf Chiropractic Wellnes Center
Omar & Sheri Bradley
Callaway Golf
Capital One Bank - Jessica Rathje
Tony & Cheryl Carpita
Kelly & Leigh Coffield
Tim & Maureen Conrad
Chris & Gail Dixon
Edward Dobbs
Tom & Melinda Doyle
Elliott Aviation, Inc.
Jim & Sue Bellig
Steve & Cathy Edwards
Laura "Divot" Ekizian
Elliott Aviation
Patrick Eikenberry / IMEG
Scott & Courtney Hany
Hollywood Hops LLC
Hotel Blackhawk
Daniel Huber
Nancy & Doug Hultquist
Jimmy John's Quad Cities
Joseph & Patricia Judge
Brian & Ann Kardell
Adam & Kathryn Kunkel
Robert and Karla Larsen
Markman Peat Corp
Lisa & Jeff McCraw
Sean & Amy McGuire
William & MaryBeth Mortier
Paragon Commercial Interiors, Inc.
Heidi Parkhurst & Steve McCann
Picerne Development Corporation
Decker & Jayne Ploehn
Quality Trailer Sales, Inc.
Republic Companies
Todd & Sue Rosenthal
Tom & Jennifer Rowe
Paul & Leah Rumler
Rick & Nancy Seidler
Mark & Mary Sifrit
Summit Golf Brands - Fairway & Greene
The Current Iowa
TPC Deere Run
Vortman Family Farms
B.J. & Kathy Weigle
Wells Fargo
Wendy & Trevor Williams
Deb & Kurt Wirth

Friend ($750)

John M. Beardsley Family
Mark & Nancy Blaser
Dave & Staci Engstrom
Sean Fortin
Lance & Jennifer Leslie
Milan Medical Group
Smith Filter Corporation
Werner Restoration Services, Inc.
Amy Westfall

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