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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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Charity Spotlight: Black Hawk College Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 23 September, 2021

Whether working with students to provide scholarship support, helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals or providing funds for program development or facilities enhancement, Black Hawk College Foundation is committed to cultivating resources in the interest of education.

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Charity Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters By Ashley Hansen | 20 September, 2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley is a nationally recognized one-to-one youth mentoring program that serves the great Quad Cities community. Learn more by clicking the button!

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Charity Spotlight: Bettendorf Public Library Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 16 September, 2021

Raising money to support, enhance and preserve Bettendorf Public Library programs and services.

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Charity Spotlight: Rock Island - Milan Education Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 13 September, 2021

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation (RIMEF) enriches the educational environment of the Rock Island-Milan School District and makes a difference for our 6,000+ students.

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Charity Spotlight: Bethany Children & Families By Ashley Hansen | 8 September, 2021

Bethany for Children & Families is a private mental health, community education, and child welfare and social services provider that has offered aid and support to children and families in western Illinois and eastern Iowa since 1899.

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Rhythm City® Casino Resort Donates over $30,000 to Birdies for Charity By Ashley Hansen | 23 August, 2021

Over the month of July, Rhythm City Casino Resort was collecting donations for The John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity. As part of their Donate & Play promotion, guests donated money for the cause and were given free play at the casino. In all, guests helped raise $30,255 for Birdies for Charity to add to their total that they raised during the John Deere Classic.

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John Deere Classic Will Have New Dates in 2022 By Ashley Hansen | 3 August, 2021

For the first time in its 50-year history, the 2022 John Deere Classic will be played two weeks before The Open Championship, June 27-July 3, as part of a larger strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC FIELD ADDS U.S. OPEN CONTENDERS By Ashley Hansen | 22 June, 2021

This year’s 50th playing of the John Deere Classic will include a contingent of players who competed in last week’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, including Russell Henley, who led or co-led for three rounds.

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2021 Sponsor Exemptions Announced By Ashley Hansen | 15 June, 2021

John Deere Classic tournament director Clair Peterson today announced an “All-Midwest” group of players who have received sponsor exemptions to this year’s event, July 8-11, at TPC Deere Run. “We are proud and excited to award sponsor exemptions to six high-quality players who have Midwestern backgrounds,” Peterson said. “We look forward to welcoming them and their supporters to the tournament this year.” The contestants played for Illinois, Illinois State, Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas while the sixth grew up in Michigan and played his college golf in Florida.

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2021 Tournament Update By Ashley Hansen | 7 June, 2021

The John Deere Classic is excited to welcome the PGA TOUR and fans back to TPC Deere Run this July. Below is information related to health and safety protocols and ticketing. Health and safety of all involved remains the number one priority. We have developed a plan, along with our state and local governments, as well as the PGA TOUR, that will allow us to enjoy incredible golf together again.

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC BIRDIES FOR CHARITY PROGRAM KICKS OFF 2021 FUNDRAISING DRIVE By Ashley Hansen | 12 April, 2021

The John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program today officially kicked off its annual drive to help raise donations for more than 450 Quad City area charities while also announcing several procedural changes.

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Charity Spotlight: The Bonus Fund By Ashley Hansen | 5 March, 2021

The Bonus Fund is the John Deere Classic's way to give back to the community who has supported the tournament throughout the years. Annually, the Bonus Fund provides a guaranteed minimum 5% match to each of the participating Birdies for Charity organizations!

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