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John Deere Classic Awards Sponsor Exemption to Former Southern Illinois Star Luke Gannon By Ashley Hansen | 24 June, 2022

The John Deere Classic today awarded a sponsor exemption to former Southern Illinois star Luke Gannon, who Monday-qualified last year for the tournament and recently competed in the U.S. Open.

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Remembering Payne Stewart’s maiden victory at the John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 22 June, 2022

On a July Sunday in 1982, a cheeky Missourian named Payne Stewart donned a Hogan cap and a pair of lavender-colored plus-fours, raced around a rain-softened Oakwood Country Club in 63 shots and won the Miller High Life Quad Cities Open in style.

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Half-Price Admission for Fans Who Participate in JDC/United Way Book Drive By Ashley Hansen | 15 June, 2022

The John Deere Classic in partnership with the United Way’s Read United QC initiative will conduct a book drive on Wednesday of tournament week (June 29) where any fan who brings a NEW children's book to the main admission gate will receive half-price admission for the day.

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Gotterup, Riley Receive Sponsor Exemptions to 2022 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 19 May, 2022

The John Deere Classic has awarded sponsor exemptions to Oklahoma star Chris Gotterup and Duke’s leading light Quinn Riley, who will tee it up with 154 of the world’s best golfers, June 29-July 3, at TPC Deere Run.

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Charity Spotlight: Junior Achievement By Ashley Hansen | 26 April, 2022

Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement instills economic empowerment.

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John Deere Classic Announces First 2022 Sponsor Exemption By Ashley Hansen | 25 April, 2022

The John Deere Classic today announced that former Miami of Ohio star and budding “Monday qualifying” legend Patrick Flavin of Highwood, Illinois has received a sponsor exemption to play in this year’s tournament, June 29-July 3, at TPC Deere Run.

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program Kicks Off 2022 Fundraising Drive By Ashley Hansen | 4 April, 2022

The John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program today officially kicked off its annual drive to help raise funds for more than 450 charities in the Quad Cities area.

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​D.J. Gregory honored with PGA TOUR Courage Award By Ashley Hansen | 8 February, 2022

The PGA TOUR announced today that D.J. Gregory, who was born with cerebral palsy and has walked over 14,000 miles and 42,000 holes at PGA TOUR events since 2008 in support of his Walking For Kids Foundation, has been named the recipient of the PGA TOUR Courage Award. Gregory is being honored in a surprise ceremony today at the WM Phoenix Open at 1 p.m. MST.

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2022 John Deere Classic to Offer Three Open Championship Exemptions By Ashley Hansen | 15 December, 2021

The 2022 John Deere Classic will provide three exemptions to the 150th Open Championship to the leading three players who finish in the top 10 and ties and are not already exempt.

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2021 John Deere Classic Helps Raise $12.56 Million for Charity By Ashley Hansen | 13 December, 2021

The 2021 John Deere Classic helped raise $12.56 million via its Birdies for Charity program despite being required to conduct the tournament under COVID-19 restrictions. The program’s 470 participating charities received an eight percent bonus in addition to the money they raised through Birdies, tournament officials announced. Checks were mailed October 29th to all participating charities.

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Charity Spotlight: St. Ambrose University By Ashley Hansen | 7 December, 2021

A St. Ambrose education is infused with intentional, holistic compassion and care, providing students with the abundance of resources and confidence needed to become world-shapers in any and every field.

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Charity Spotlight: Genesis Health Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 22 November, 2021

The Brayden Buntemeyer Fund at the Genesis Foundation honors the life of Brayden Buntemeyer, the son of Jenny and Jess Buntemeyer, who was born sleeping on October 21, 2011.

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Birdies for Charity Director to Retire By Ashley Hansen | 20 October, 2021

The John Deere Classic today officially announced the retirement of its longtime Birdies for Charity Director Kristy Ketcham Jackson, who will be succeeded by current Manager of Enterprise and Charity Support, Micaela Booth. Ketcham Jackson’s final day is October 29.

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Charity Spotlight: Christ in the Wilderness By Ashley Hansen | 30 September, 2021

Christ in the Wilderness is a haven for those seeking a balanced life. Our hermitages, nestled in a wooded corner of northwest Illinois, provide retreatants from all backgrounds and faith traditions with the opportunity for stillness and silence. Read more!

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Charity Spotlight: Brantley Francis Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 27 September, 2021

The Brantley Francis Foundation supports families all across the US with BFF Bags full of toys and gift cards! They currently support 4 hospitals with BBF Bags. Learn more about this incredible foundation by clicking the button below.

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