John Deere Classic, United Way’s partner in children’s book event; half admission that day for participating fans
John Deere Classic, in partnership with United Way’s Read United QC initiative, will hold a book promotion on Wednesday of tournament week (June 29). day, according to a statement.
Tickets will be on sale for up to $10 off the regular $20 to watch Wednesday’s Pro-Am and enjoy the pre-tournament atmosphere, including a Youth Day celebration culminating in a youth clinic hosted by PGA Tour players Cameron Champ and Wesley Bryant. Teens under 15 are admitted free all week.
“We are very excited to join the United Way and use the John Deere Classic to support its Read United literacy initiative in the Quad Cities,” said Claire Peterson, executive director of the John Deere Classic tournaments. “It’s just another way to use the tournament as a means of making a positive difference for the community.”
Renee Gellerman, president and CEO of United Way Quad Cities, said John Deere Classic is raising the bar again as a community leader by participating in the Read United initiative, which helps struggling readers gain the skills they need to succeed in school and life.
“John Deere Classic and its successful Birdies for Charity program have been helping Quad Citizen spread opportunity to our neighbors who need it most for years,” Gellerman said. “We celebrate this partnership and applaud John Deere Classic for helping bring out the best in our neighbors, supporting Quad Cities students and allowing more Quad Citizen opportunities to succeed.”
The John Deere Classic, which includes Birdies for Charity, is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization located at the John Deere Classic tournament offices at 15623 Coaltown Road, East Moline, Illinois. Since its founding in 1971, the tournament has helped raise $145.66 million for charity, 98 percent of which has been raised since John Deere became the title sponsor in 1998.
United Way is a community-based social change organization that provides opportunities for all Quad Citizens. Working with our committed partners, volunteers, advocates and donors, we take responsibility for improving education, income and health – the basic building blocks of opportunity. The result is a mobilized community where every Quad Citizen lives their best life.