Birdies for Charity Kicks Off
This summer, the John Deere Classic will be held one week earlier than usual, so Birdies for Charity is early, too.
Today is the official kickoff of the fundraising campaign.
Director, Micaela Booth says last year, Birdies for Charity raised nearly $12.6 million for 470 charities.
Because of the pandemic, pledge forms will continue to be available online, instead of pre-printed.
The number of people who donated online has also increased over the past two years.
Booth says another change is Birdies for Charity is allowing nonprofits to sign up for the first time since before the pandemic.
The annual Birdies for Charity contest is to guess the number of birdies scored during the John Deere Classic. The prize is a two-year lease for a new Lexus. So, the deadline to submit for contest entries is June 10th.
Final pledges will be due on July 1st, the third day of the golf tournament in Silvis.
Donations can be made online at BirdiesforCharity.com/donate.