Birdies for Charity®


Birdies for Charity is the charitable arm of the John Deere Classic. The program is designed to give participating 501(c)3 organizations the opportunity to generate contributions through one-time flat pledges or donations.
In 2020, $12.22 million was raised for 465 local & regional charities. Since 1971, the John Deere Classic has delivered over $133 million, most of it through the innovative Birdies for Charity program. It is the generous and hardworking nature of this area that makes the John Deere Classic #1 on the PGA TOUR in charitable contributions per capita.


One lucky supporter of the Birdies for Charity program will win a 2-year lease on a 2021 Lexus NX courtesy of Smart Lexus of Quad Cities. To enter the contest, donors simply guess the number of birdies that will be made by PGA TOUR players during the John Deere Classic.
• All guesses must be on an official pledge card and received at the tournament by June 21, 2021.
• Only 1 grand prize is awarded to one person who correctly guesses the # of birdies made. Ties and other prizes are determined by a random drawing. Judges’ decision is final.
• Official and complete rules are available at

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