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Birdies for Charity Hopes to Match 2015 Total

Non-profits in the Quad Cities area hope golfers score even more birdies during the John Deere Classic. This morning at Deere headquarters in Moline, the PGA tournament kicked off the 2016 Birdies for Charity campaign. Nearly 500 non-profits will ask for donations. And most people pledge a penny per birdie scored in the Pro-Am plus the official four rounds.

Director Kristy Ketcham Jackson says last year, donations to Birdies for Charity set a record.
Paul Scranton, from the local branch of Morgan Stanley, will serve as this year's tournament chair. He says last year, a record 1,700 volunteers made the tournament possible.

The new Community Host Program helped attract more than 200 new volunteers last year.

The John Deere Classic will be held from August 8th through the 14th, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis.

Officially, Michelle's title for 28 years was WVIK News Editor. She did everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever was needed around the radio station. She also served as Acting News Director from September 2023 - January 2024.
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