For 45 years, the John Deere Classic PGA golf tournament has put the Quad Cities on the map. Along with raising the profile of our area, the tournament has also gone a long way towards supporting local charities through the Birdies for Charity program.

Through Birdies for Charity, benefactors pledge to donate money based on the number of birdies scored by golfers during the tournament.

This year, the JDC is putting a twist on the Birdies program. During Giving Week, now through Saturday, June 23, you can help the JDC offer a 5-10% bonus to participating charities.

You can make a direct donation here, or you can get some great deals on treats from local businesses who will donate part of the proceeds from sales to the Birdies for Charity program.

More details on the program and the list of businesses offering deals this week can be found here.