Ballet Quad Cities and Birdies for Charity Print
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:55
As Ballet Quad Cities completes another season of bringing the excitement of professional dance to our community and beyond, we would like to take a moment to share some highlights of the past year with you, our biggest fans and greatest supporters.

During Season 2012-2013:

  • we began a partnership with Orchestra Iowa to provide live music accompaniment at The Nutcracker & Cinderella performances in both   Cedar Rapids and Davenport;
  • more dancers were added to the company;
  • our professional dancers presented in-school interactive health & wellness outreach to 2,385 students at 30 schools, and 6,075 students from the     Quad City area attended a live ballet performance;
  • Ballet Quad Cities was a leading partner in C.A.R.E. - QC (Connecting Anti-Bullying Resources & Education in the Quad Cities)     which addresses bullying in our community and helping with solutions;
  • Iowa Public Television filmed our Nutcracker and Cinderella performances at the Adler for future airing;
  • our audiences increased over last year due in part to an increase in promotions;
  • we added a Development Director to the staff in order to increase awareness and contributions to continue our growth;
  • 100% more students from Frances Willard Elementary school will participate in our after-school program  "Dance With the Stars" - twice the number of students that participated last year.

THANK YOU for the time, treasure, and talent you have given to Ballet Quad Cities, whether it was recently or at some point in the past.  With a very successful season ending - and a marvelous season on the horizon - we wanted to ask for your renewed or continued support through the Birdies for Charity program.  We cannot do what we do without the generosity of community members like you!

Chip in for your Charity and for your chance to wina 2013 Chevy Equinox!
When you chip in to help area charities, like Ballet Quad Cities, you can win great prizes.  But Ballet Quad Cities will be the real winner  That's because we receive every single penny from this program, plus a bonus from the Birdies for Charity Fund which historically has been a 5 - 10% match!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Simply make a one-time flat donation OR pledge one cent or more per birdie.
After the tournament, you'll be mailed a notice of your pledge amount due.
To enter the contest, guess the number of birdies that will actually be made by Tour Pros during the John Deere Classic, July 10 - 14, 2013.  A grand prize will be given to the person who guesses the correct number.  In case of ties, winners will be randomly selected.
Only guesses made on the official pledge form will be accepted.
No photocopies.  No exceptions.
Contact Ballet Quad Cities to receive an official pledge form.
309.786.3779 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For complete contest rules and prizes, CLICK HERE
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR PLEDGE TO BALLET QUAD CITIES IS JULY 5TH
How many birdies will be scored during the tournament this year?
Here is a history of birdies scored (YEAR)
1879 (2004)                     1863 (2007) 2010 (2010)
2124 (2005)                     1921 (2008)                  2160 (2011)
1974 (2006)                     1914 (2009)                  2113 (2012)