John Deere Classic week is about more than the golf tournament here in the Quad Cities.
The tournament is also known as the most powerful fundraising program in the region. A lot of it centers on Birdies for Charity.
Birdies for Charity lets participating organizations receive all the money donated in their name, plus 5 to 10 percent bonus from the tournament's profits.
Several local charities are involved. One of them is the Quad City Arts. Contributions made to the organization through Birdies for Charity go right back into local arts programs.
"We need the needed funds because needed funds coming in to Quad City Arts, we can enhance this area and we can support kids in their pursuit of the arts," said Jennifer Rowe.
Quad city Arts uses its donations to pay for programs like the Metro Art series that helps kids explore the arts.
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