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Charity Spotlight: March of Dimes - Quad Cities By Ashley Hansen | 10 November, 2020

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and the perfect time to learn more about what the March of Dimes does to support families of premature babies.

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Despite No Tournament, 2020 John Deere Classic Helps Raise $12.22 Million for Charity By Ashley Hansen | 30 October, 2020

Continuing its role as a vital engine for charity, the 2020 John Deere Classic helped raise $12.22 million for 465 local and regional charities even though the tournament was canceled because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns. Tournament officials also announced that each participating charity will receive a five percent bonus in addition to the money raised through the Birdies for Charity program.

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Charity Spotlight: Alleman High School By Ashley Hansen | 21 September, 2020

Alleman Catholic High School develops a faith-filled community by exemplifying gospel values through Catholic education.

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Charity Spotlight: Geneseo Education Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 10 September, 2020

The Geneseo Education Foundation, a not for profit corporation, has been established to actively solicit and receive gift bequests and grants to complement, enrich, and enhance the educational opportunities and experiences for the students of the Geneseo School District beyond existing tax support.

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PGA TOUR announces full schedule for 2020-21 season By Ashley Hansen | 4 September, 2020

The PGA TOUR today announced the complete schedule for the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season, featuring 50 official FedExCup tournaments – including 14 tournaments that were postponed or canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – culminating with the crowning of the FedExCup champion Labor Day weekend in 2021.

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Two JDC contractors get donations from MetLife to help with lost revenue By Ashley Hansen | 31 August, 2020

PGA Tour sponsor MetLife has designated two small businesses that normally play key roles with the John Deere Classic to receive $25,000 each in charitable donations as a way to support them in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Charity Spotlight: Seton Catholic Schools By Ashley Hansen | 19 August, 2020

The mission of Seton Catholic School is the religious and academic formation of students in preparation for their lives as productive Catholic adults.

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Charity Spotlight: Friendship Manor By Ashley Hansen | 23 June, 2020

Friendship Manor is a faith-based nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community, honoring the well-being and independence of the individuals and communities we serve.

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Charity Spotlight: GIVE Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 11 June, 2020

The GIVE Foundation stands for Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere. Their mission is a not-for-profit organization that provides a golf instructional program for eligible injured or disabled Iowa-based Veterans who use the Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. The GIVE program features a five-week training curriculum that enhances an injured veteran’s and accompanying family member’s mental, social, physical and emotional well-being and improves their quality of life.

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John Deere Classic Cancelled; Charity Program Continues By Ashley Hansen | 27 May, 2020

Because of the continuing COVID-19 restrictions around events and public gatherings in the surrounding area, the 2020 John Deere Classic has been canceled, tournament officials announced today. The tournament will, however, continue its commitment to the 2020 Birdies for Charity campaign, including a promise to deliver at least a five percent bonus to all participating organizations. Last year, the tournament raised $13.8 million for 543 organizations.

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Birdies For Charity: May Update By Ashley Hansen | 6 May, 2020

We wanted to check-in with all of our participating charity organizations regarding the 2020 Birdies for Charity program. As you recall, we sent out an update last month notifying you of the necessary changes for this year due to COVID-19.

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PGA TOUR Announces Schedule Adjustments By Ashley Hansen | 16 April, 2020

PGA TOUR announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 FedExCup season, releases fall portion of 2020-21 PGA TOUR Regular Season schedule.

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Birdies For Charity: COVID-19 Update By Ashley Hansen | 2 April, 2020

Current events have demanded changes to the other important part of our business, the Birdies for Charity program. We are committed to having another successful year but have had to make the following changes for 2020.

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COVID-19 Update By Ashley Hansen | 17 March, 2020

An update related to COVID-19 from the John Deere Classic.

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Charity Spotlight: Sisters of Charity By Ashley Hansen | 16 March, 2020

As Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary we are women who have been touched by God’s steadfast love. In response to that love we are moved to commit ourselves to a vowed life of faithfulness to the Lord; faithfulness to one another in community; faithfulness to God’s people, especially the poor.

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