This is the story of John, a Club kid. He is just one of the many who are a part of the PGA TOUR’s record donation to charity of over $180 Million in 2017 and the John Deere Classic’s impact on the local community.
John, age 14, has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center in Moline for just over a year. John plays on our soccer team, participates in our financial literacy program Money Matters, and been Youth of the Month, a distinction for the members showing the most character. Before the holidays, the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley discovered that John’s family was going through a difficult time. BGCMV was able to partner with a local business to supply his family with clothes, presents, and food for Christmas. Kids like John in our community benefit greatly from the services and programs BGCMV provides thanks in part to the Club's participation in the Birdies for Charity program and the 10% bonus they received for participating in 2017!