Birdies for Charity celebrates fundraising record

Charles Freese, of DeWitt, Iowa, turns the winning key to start the new Lexus as part of the John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity donor contest. Mr. Freese, who was sitting in for his golfing buddy Ken Goddard, had the lucky touch. Mr. Goddard, who was one of five contestants to guess the correct number of birdies this past summer, wins a two-year car lease donated to JDC by Smart Lexus of the Quad Cities. CREDIT STEVE TAPPA
Charles Freese, of DeWitt, Iowa, turns the winning key to start the new Lexus as part of the John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity donor contest. Mr. Freese, who was sitting in for his golfing buddy Ken Goddard, had the lucky touch. Mr. Goddard, who was one of five contestants to guess the correct number of birdies this past summer, wins a two-year car lease donated to JDC by Smart Lexus of the Quad Cities. CREDIT STEVE TAPPA
Clair Peterson compared the moment to Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams hitting a home run in the final at-bat of his illustrious career. The retiring John Deere Classic (JDC) tournament director shared the revelation Monday, Oct. 31, as tournament leaders announced this summer’s local PGA Tour stop raised a record $13.9 million for area […]
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