Season 20 Bachelor Ben Higgins will be visiting the Quad Cities in July during John Deere Classic week.
He will be spending time on Tuesday, July 11 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley Golf Invitational. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization. Tickets for the golf portion are sold out, but you can meet Ben during the event's "After Party" at Short Hills Country Club. The "After Party" for guests 21 and older will include dinner, drinks, silent auction, and live entertainment. This year's special guest is country music star Cole Swindell. Eric Dodd and the Dirt Road Rockers will also perform. Tickets: $100 per person. Click here for information on how to get tickets.
You can also win the chance to be Ben's caddy at the John Deere Classic Pro-Am. He is golfing on Wednesday, July 12 at TPC at Deere Run. The auction is going on live, right now through July 6th. Click here to make your bid! The winner and a guest can walk with Ben inside the ropes at the ProAm. The prize also includes a two-night hotel stay and two tickets to the private John Deere Classic Charity concert at the Waterfront Convention Center that evening.
Ben told us how he got connected to the John Deere Classic and his chance to play in the ProAm. “I love golf. Literally my dream is to play in a ProAm.” He also explains that his golf game is “average,” despite the fact that he’s been playing since he was four years old.
Ben has been in the Quad Cities before and he's looking forward to his return.
“I’m excited to get back, I really am," Ben said. I don’t get a lot of free time. I am taking a week off of work to come to the Quad Cities and hang out for a few days. That’s not easy for me to do, but I am doing it because everyone there has been so nice to me, and welcoming and encouraging. I’m bringing my family this time, which I didn’t bring last year. I’m excited to do what I can to help these charities out, but when it comes down to it, to play a lot of golf.”