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Pete the Purple Bull is a program of QC United, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Photo showing Pete the Purple Bull with members of Reflex Dance and school kids from the Quad Cities

Pete the Purple Bull

Pete the Purple Bull is the face and official Brand for QC United, a non-profit organization. Pete the Purple Bull is dedicated to promoting positive social/emotional skills in schools and communities by offering a wide variety of interactive learning experiences. Pete knows that when people practice these skills, Bullying disappears. Pete also knows that these skills are essential to creating and maintaining safe and welcoming schools and neighborhoods.

Pete the Purple Bull is an entity of QC United, a 501©3 Organization

Mission: Through multiple community partnerships, QC United’s Pete the Purple Bull Program  provides youth with educational experiences that strengthen social/emotional skills essential to developing and sustaining responsible social interactions across all settings.

Pete the Purple Bull & the QC United organization also supports Higher Education by providing college scholarships to graduating high school students. This year marks the 20th Anniversary for Pete the Purple Bull's Scholarship program and annual golf tournament. Pete and his team have some special events planned to celebrate this very special year.

Pete the Purple Bull will be hosting his 20th 'Swing into Education' Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 19th, 2020.


book for salePete's Grand Plan – the Book

Pete the Purple Bull announces his first Children's Book!

Written by Kim Riley-Quinn  Illustrated by Austin Robertson

Pete’s Grand Plan is a brightly illustrated hardcover book (10in by 10in) written in rhyme form. It's the story of how Pete helps his friend Gracie through a difficult Bullying situation at her school. In the process, Gracie discovers her own strength and her classmates and teachers discover the important role they play in creating a safe and welcoming school for everyone. Pete’s book provides a fun, interactive reading experience with a solution-focused approach for kids, parents and teachers.

Get details and order books here...

GIVE THE GIFT of READING! Buy books for your family or friends or DONATE BOOKS to schools and community organizations.

Pete the Purple Bull Partners with RE-FL3X

Pete the Purple Bull partners with RE-FLEX; A Hip-Hop dance troupe led by Juan Valtierra; a community leader, youth mentor, artist and dance instructor. Dance classes are offered through the dance studio located at 1411 Brady St. Davenport, Iowa. More about Re-FL3X.