April 22, 2011
Friends and Supporters of Us TOO,
This year's John Deere Classic and the Birdies for Charity fundraiser will be held July 4-10. Like last year, Us TOO Regional Director Bill Palos has arranged for Us TOO to be a beneficiary.
Please join in on the effort. There are great prizes on the line including the Grand prize of a 2011 Chevy Camero. You can participate from anywhere in the country by making either a flat donation OR pledge one cent or more per birdie that occurs during the entire tournament.
The Us TOO “Bird Number” is 1391 and you can learn more at www.birdiesforcharity.com. You can also obtain a copy of the pledge form by clicking here. Please make as many copies as you need to spread the word. Your donation is leveraged and, as Bill reminds us, your one cent donation (per birdie) can produce $20 for Us TOO and is matched another 5% by the John Deere Birdies for Charity Foundation.
Birdies for Charity is a fun way for Us TOO groups to get involved. Last year an Us TOO support group member from Arizona was one of over 100 people who guessed the correct number of birdies made. He was entered into a drawing for a brand new car, but unfortunately did not win.
In addition to the chance for these great prizes, I want you to know that 50% of all money raised for Us TOO through Birdies for Charity will be designated to the pledger's local support group.
This event raised $4.34 million for participating non-profit organizations last year, and more than $28 million since 1993. $2,067.01 was designated for Us TOO International. Bill seized the opportunity and signed up Us TOO to earn a portion of these dollars raised. We need YOU all to participate to increase the contribution Us TOO receives!
I want to thank Bill Palos for his continued effort and the difference he is making for Us TOO. Come on and join in the fun and help Us TOO.
President & CEO
Us TOO International