The John Deere Classic Bonus Fund promises all participating Birdies for Charity organizations a bonus check of at least 5% (we've done 10% the past 5 years). So... not only do the participating charities receive 100% of their pledges thanks to John Deere covering the administrative fees for the program, but each organization gets a 5-10% bonus just for participating! Last year, it took almost $1 million to deliver a 10% match to 521 local and regional charities. In 2018, we are estimating it will take well over $1 million to complete our promise of at least a 5% bonus. This is where YOU come in.
The John Deere Classic is launching a Giving Week initiative focusing on educating the public on the Bonus Fund as well as raising funds for 500+ participating charities. Giving Week will be June 17-23 and all proceeds will be directed to the Bonus Fund. We have a number of events and specials that will be happening during the week so be sure to check the schedule of events below to see how you can help #ChipIn! Donations can be anywhere from $1 to $10,000 - every dollar truly does help! A donation to the Bonus Fund helps support all the local charities that you care about. They depend heavily on this bonus each year and our hope is to deliver well above the 5% promise. Thank you for your support of the tournament and the Bonus Fund!
To donate, you can text the word BONUS to 91-999 OR you can click the GIVE NOW button above!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|DATE / TIME||EVENT||DETAILS|
|ALL WEEK||Chip In for Whitey's Chippers!||The first 50 people to donate $50 to the Bonus Fund will receive a coupon for a FREE Chipper from Whitey's Ice Cream! Donate HERE!|
|Mon., June 18 (ALL DAY)||Happy Joe's Fundraiser||Order pizza from the Moline, LeClaire or Geneseo locations and 10-15% of your order will go to the Bonus Fund!|
|Tues., June 19 (11:30 - 1 PM)||John Deere Corporate Lunch||Aramark will be hosting a cookout for John Deere Employees and a portion of each lunch will be donated back to the Bonus Fund!|
|Wed., June 20 (10:30 AM - 3 PM)||Jimmy John's Fundraiser||Buy your lunch at local Jimmy John's stores and 10% of sales will go to the Bonus Fund!|
|Thurs., June 21 (5 -7 PM)||Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser||Barrel House will donate 10% of all sales back to the Bonus Fund!|
|ALL WEEK||Hy-Vee Silvis||Don't forget to donate $1 to the Bonus Fund when you shop at the Silvis Hy-Vee store this week.|
*Please understand that you cannot designate a charity through your donation to the Bonus Fund, but that your donation will go to benefit ALL participating Birdies for Charity organizations.
Special Thanks to all the local governments who have proclaimed June 17 - 23 "Bonus Fund Giving Week" - the support of this initiative reaches all corners of our community! Click Here to view the Proclamation.
- Village of Annawan
- Village of Coal Valley
- City of Geneseo
- City of Moline
- City of Davenport
- City of Rock Island
- Scott County Board of Supervisors
- City of Bettendorf
- Village of Milan
There are a number of ways you can support the Bonus Fund & the John Deere Classic.