Charity FAQ

How Do I Join Birdies For Charity?

A: To register with the Birdies for Charity program you will need to fill out the sign-up form you will also need to send a copy of your organization's 501(c)(3) status letter to the John Deere Classic office.  

John Deere Classic
15623 Coaltown Rd.
East Moline, IL 61244

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Where Can I Get Pledge Cards?

A: Pledge cards are available at various locations. Click here to find the nearest location to you.  You may also download pledge cards from our website.

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IS MY CHARITY’S BIRD NUMBER IMPORTANT?

A: ABSOLUTELY! Your charities Bird Number is how we identify your organization.  We also use this number to apply donations to your organization. You MUST put your charity name and Bird number on top of each pledge card before distributing to donors. Pledges and payments without charity designation and donor detail will be applied to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund benefiting all participating organizations. To find your Bird Number please type your organization name into the charity search HERE

CAN I ACCEPT CASH AS A FORM OF PAYMENT FOR A PLEDGE?

A: Yes!  Cash and checks are both acceptable forms of payment.  If you receive any payment in your office, we ask that you staple the payment (cash/check) directly to the donor’s pledge card.  PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT PAYMENTS.  All payments should be forwarded onto the John Deere Classic office for processing. 

HOW DO PARTICIPATING CHARITIES RECEIVE FREE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC TICKETS?

A: Organizations with pledges turned in by June 10 will receive (4) John Deere Classic tickets and a weekly parking pass. Tickets will be available for pick up only during the John Deere Classic, July 8-14 at Will Call. The Will Call trailer is located within the Main Entrance of the golf tournament.  Click here for Will Call hours and location.

HOW CAN I REQUEST A DONATION FROM THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC?

A: If you have an upcoming charity event and would like to request a donation for live/silent auction, please fill out the Donation Request Form. Organizations are encouraged to attach any additional event information as well. Please allow 30 days for processing.

HOW DO I VERIFY MY 501(c)3 STATUS?

A: You can now verify your 501(c)3 status online! Fill out our form to submit it electronically. If you prefer to mail or email your verification to our office, please download & use this form to do so.

Email: [email protected]

Mail: 15623 Coaltown Road, East Moline, IL 61244

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