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John Deere fundraisers support the love for golf

Posted by Green Fun Store on 4/15/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
According to the Quad-City Times, more than 600 non-profit organizations in northern Illinois have already volunteered to participate in the 2011 Birdies for Charity during the John Deere Classic golf tournament. The best thing about this event is that 100 percent of the profits raised are transferred directly to the charity organizations.

The point of this specific fundraiser is for audience members to to guess the exact number of birdies recorded during the tournament rounds. The winning participant will receive a 2011 Chevy Camaro, which will be green-colored as a tribute to John Deere accessories.

"Each year's goal is to do better than last year," Tournament Director Clair Peterson told the news source. "At $4.3 million, that will be the number to exceed."

The renowned lawn care giant is also sponsoring smaller golf tournaments around the country, such as the 8th Annual Agricultural Education Golf Classic in California's Napa Valley. For supporters of Agricultural life, this event is a great way to encourage children and educate them about the values of farming. The tournament features a hole-in-one contest, rewarding the winner with either a Chevy truck, John Deere Gator or a brand new Kubota Tractor.