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A Legendary Weekend Kicks Off with a Unique Opportunity for QCA Disabled Youth PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Johansen Murray   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 07:42

Davenport, IA – This weekend, the Quad Cities will welcome back more than 40 former Hawkeye football players to coach and take part in a Legendary weekend, which begins with a special camp for area disabled youth. On Friday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. nearly 50 disabled youth in the Quad Cities will gather at Brady Street Stadium in Davenport to practice football with the best, play games and experience prime field time.

Highlights of the All Stars Camp include:

  • One-on-one helmet fitting

  • Special take home HAVlife™ jerseys for all participants

  • Skills and games coached by Hawkeyes including current and former NFL players

  • Autographed take home helmets for all participants

Sponsored by Rock Valley Physical Therapy, CEO Mike Horsfield explains, “Our company has always been a big supporter of the Legends of Iowa Football Camp and the HAVlife™ Foundation. We thought it would be wonderful to provide this experience to our area’s disabled youth. For many, this may be their first time to participate in a football camp, a very memorable opportunity for all of us involved.”

The Legendary weekend will continue with a fundraiser event at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel on Friday evening. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet with coaches as well as take photos and get autographs from coaches. The event is open to the public, tickets are $50. Details are available at On Saturday, June 15 the 3rd annual Legends of Iowa Football Camp will be hosted at Brady Street Stadium. The camp will be for all youth entering grades 5 – 10 in Iowa and Illinois. Details are also available at


The Legends of Iowa Football Camp program was established by the Iowa Football Club in 2011. The Iowa Football Club is a non-profit organization, whose members are all former University of Iowa football players and football department staff members. The club’s mission is to provide a camp opportunity to help youth be successful on both the playing field and in the game of life. For more information visit


HAVlife™ was established in 2007 in honor of Hunter Aaron Vondran, who passed away at the young age of 13 due to injuries sustained in a tragic accident. The organization serves to prevent lost potential of youth through sponsoring participation scholarships in the areas of music, arts and athletic programs for at-risk youth in the schools and community. To date the foundation has raised and granted over $350,000. For more information visit

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Written by Charlie Becker   
Monday, 10 June 2013 07:51


President: Winnie Williams, of Monticello, Retired Fawn Creek Homes, Anamos, IA

President-Elect: Margo Ahrendsen, Farmer, Camper Parent, and Advocate, Olin, IA

Secretary: Mary Van Houten, Banquet Manager, Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids IA

Treasurer: Randy Faulkner, Pres. Hawkeye Dry Ice/Owner The Firehouse, Cedar Rapids, IA


Those re-elected to a three-year term included:

Jim Foels, Farmer, Brooklyn, IA

Merlin Hulse, Farmer, Clarence, IA

Bob Thoeni, Retired owner of Bob's Pioneer Seed, Monticello, IA


Other board members include:

Dr. John Bailey, Retired Medical Doctor, Anamosa, IA

Steve Carter, Branch Manager, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, Cedar Rapids, IA

Aaron Cook, Farmer, Winthrop, IA

Brian Gay, Executive Director, Midwest Free Community Papers, Coralville, IA

Larry Greco, Retired Cedar Rapids Police Department, Solon, IA

Mary Johnson, Retired, Rockwell, Marion, IA

Jim Klinger, Retired, Cedar Memorial Funeral Homes, Cedar Rapids, IA

Phil Martin, Retired United Airlines, Marion, IA

Bill Northup, Wells Fargo Bank, Regional Manager for Private Client Services, Des Moines, IA

Trish Ohlson, GE Capital, Cedar Rapids, IA

Kay Pitlik, Retired Special Educator/Advocate/ Cedar Rapids, IA

Steve Supple, Farmer, Cascade, IA

Dan Vorhies, Newton Sales, Monticello, IA

Mag Welter, Retired Special Educator, Monticello, IA

Chris Wiese, VP Sales LimoLink, Cedar Rapids, IA

Jim Zimmerman, Principal Sacred Heart, Monticello, IA

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. In its 39th year of serving those with special needs, a volunteer board of directors governs the camp. This year Camp Courageous will serve over 6,500 campers with special needs. The camp is run on donations, without government assistance, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. What this means is everything that is donated to the camp goes directly to benefit the campers. Camp Courageous is available 24-hours a day, 365-days a year to meet the emergency needs of families with a special needs family member living at home.

Tours of the camp and programs about this unique facility are available by contacting the camp at 319/465-5916 or going to

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Written by Linda Martin   
Friday, 07 June 2013 07:38

In November, 1953, the Moline Foundation was established to accept charitable gifts to benefit Moline and the surrounding area. Today, in honor of its 60th Anniversary, the Moline Foundation announces a gift to the community. This announcement is the first in a series of six charitable gifts or activities to be given monthly as a part of “Six Gifts for Our Sixtieth.” The last gift announcement will coincide with an anniversary celebration in November, 2013.

The Moline Foundation announces the complete funding of a home to be built in Moline as a part of Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities. A news conference will be held at the groundbreaking of the house building site.

 Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Located at 509 - 5th Avenue, Moline

During the news conference, Habitat for Humanity will also be named as the first recipient of the Karen and Tom Getz Award for Excellence. A grant will be given annually to non-profit organizations in the Quad Cities that promote community service and have values consistent with those of the Getz’s. The award will also honor quality non-profit leadership in civic and community projects.

The Karen and Tom Getz Award for Excellence was established in 2012 with a gift from the estate of Tom and Karen Getz, noted community leaders and philanthropists in the Quad Cities. Karen Getz, who served for eight years on the Moline Foundation Board, died in October, 2007. Tom Getz, who established a memorial fund to honor his wife and served on a grant making committee for the Moline Foundation, died in January, 2012.

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is a nonprofit Christian housing organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable housing to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable housing for low income, working families. Founded in 1993, HFHQC has made the dream of home ownership possible for 76 local families.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to benefit health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which help the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough counties in Illinois. The Moline Foundation has a current endowment of approximately $18 million.


Food & Wine on The Links PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Monday, 03 June 2013 09:57

Monticello, Iowa.  Food & Wine on The Links will be held Friday, June 7, 2013 at 6PM at the Monticello Golf Course to benefit Camp Courageous. For $25 one can sample 4 great wines and hors d' oeuvres—Dinner, Chicken Fillet with Rice Pilaf or Iowa Pork Chop with Baked Potato, Engraved Wine Glass and $100 Prize Drawing. Reservations are required by June 3, 2013 by phone 319/465-5225 or e-mail: Wine Tasting & Food Pairings by Stone Cliff.

For More Information Please Contact: Ben Bruggeman < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

We need gardening volunteers please! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Klopfenstein   
Friday, 31 May 2013 13:06

Hello, NewBo City Market supporter.

Are you or someone you know and/or love able-bodied and looking to improve your NewBo City Market campus this Sunday, 6/2?

Then please come help as we excavate the Learning Garden space in preparation for the installation of five raised masonry beds. Stone mason Matthew Reilly is volunteering his time and expertise as foreman on this project but we need workers with shovels to make it really happen.

If you can help anytime between 9-4 this Sunday, please contact Lori at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or text at 319/431-2429 with your availability or questions.

Thank you, in advance, for your help!


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