154 golfers joined us September 11, 2017 at Pinnacle Country Club, Milan, for a 911 tribute including bagpipes, taps, color guard and flyover. It was a perfect day for golf and fun. The golf included prizes for longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin as well as a Sexton Ford win a car hole in one challenge. Local JDC Pro Kurt Slattery offered to tee off on hole one for each team in exchange for a donation to Crime Stoppers. Many took him up on the offer! Trophies were awarded for First, Second, Third and Last place. Many supported Crime Stoppers by buying 50/50 raffle tickets, raffle prize tickets, and silent auction items. Golfers enjoyed a Tyson/Pinnacle burger bar and lots of delicious sides for dinner.
Over $17,000 was raised and will be used to pay anonymous tipsters whose information leads to the solving of a felony crime or arrest of a felony fugitive.
Thanks from the bottom or our hearts to all who donated, golfed, and volunteered. With your help, our Quad Cities is a safer place because of your support. It was a great day!
Thank you to our Felony sponsors: Tyson Fresh Meats, Sexton Ford, Group O, HCI, Stern Beverage RW Baird and Whitey`s Ice cream.
Thank you media sponsors The Dispatch/Argus and WOC 1420 Radio.
Thank you to our Misdemeanor sponsors: Bent River Brewing Co, Brandt Construction, Gomez Title and Closing, HCI, McDonalds of Moline, McDonald`s of East Moline, Moline Municipal Credit Union, and Kerry Stoudt State Farm Insurance.
Thank you to our Ordinance Violation sponsors: Blackhawk Bank and Trust, Avenue Chiropractic, Werner Restoration, HyVee AOTC Moline, Crawford Company, McLaughlin Motors, Highland Toyota, Central Scott Telephone Company Eldridge, John and Donna Bell, Esterdahl`s, Milltown Coffee, Warren Transport and Homewood Manor Apartments Moline.
And thank you also to many local businesses, golf courses, sports teams, and individuals who donated items for raffle and silent auction.
In June 2017, Moline Police Detective Scott Williams retired from the Moline Police Department and from his post as Police Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities.
Detective Jon Leach was selected as the new Police Coordinator. Crime Stoppers looks forward to implementing the ideas that Jon has to propel the program forward.
He has hit the ground running and is working with the Board of Directors on the Crime Stoppers golf outing which will be held Monday, September 11, 2017 at Pinnacle Golf Course.
Congratulations on your selection Detective Leach.