Birdies for Charities Fund BONUS

5 05 2011

The Birdies for Charities Fund was established to support the continuing efforts of the John Deere Classic, a 501(C)(3)not-for-profit organization, to provide bonus dollars to participating charities.

As before, the goal of the tournament will be to provide a bonus match to every charity that participates. The Birdies for Charity Fund, the source of this bonus, is supported with dollars from tournament revenues, individual donors, and with the support of corporations though a “Charity Partner” program. These dollars will be distributed annually, and are designed not to compete with, but to enhance, the benefits for the 500+ charities that participate in the program. Any donor may designate a portion of their donation to the Birdies for Charity Fund to support all participating organizations. In 2010, all charities will be guaranteed a 5% bonus on amounts up to their prior year pledge total, or $100,000, whichever is greater. Additional bonus dollars will be based on tournament revenues.

Historically, the Birdies for Charity Fund bonus has been 5 – 10% paid to ALL participating charities, for ALL pledges collected. Since this bonus is based primarily on revenues from the John Deere Classic, charities raising over $100,000 in pledges will be guaranteed at least a 5% bonus on amounts up to their prior year pledge total, or $100,000, whichever is greater. In 2009 the bonus promise was 5%, but all participating organizations received a full 6% bonus thanks to support from the community.

For more information, contact the John Deere Classic at 309.762.4653, or call toll-free 1.800.336.4655. Or click here to send an email.

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