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John Deere Classic raises more than $4 million

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/29/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
A classic John Deere event again resulted in millions of dollars for charity organizations.

The John Deere Classic board of directors announced the 2010 golf tournament helped produce $4.34 million and marked the fourth straight time it topped $4 million. The funds will go to 500 charities in the Quad Cities region, and additional dollars came from the Birdies for Charity Program.

Clair Peterson, director of the tournament, said the organization is very proud to be able to help those charitable groups fund their goals.

"The fact that our charitable dollars have exceeded $4 million for four consecutive years gives tremendous satisfaction to everyone involved in the event - staff, board members, some 1,500 volunteers, and our title sponsor John Deere without whom none of this would be possible," Peterson said.

Peterson noted the classic John Deere event still managed to raise a substantial total, despite the fact the country is facing a difficult time financially.

This year's winner of the classic John Deere golf tournament of Steve Stricker, who managed to take home the trophy for the second year in a row.