LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 21, 2012) - Shift4 Corporation, the world's largest independent payment gateway, is excited to invite public participation in Birdies4Shriners, their fundraising campaign that combines giving and golf to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
"We've been involved with the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for the past few years and have been looking for a way to increase our support," said Shift4 CEO Dave Oder. "With our endorsement of Ryan Moore last year, we thought we could connect the two -- and help a great organization in the process."
At last year's tournament, Shift4 announced a sponsorship of PGA TOUR professional Ryan Moore, a fellow Las Vegan who is in his sixth year on the TOUR.
While Moore is not affiliated directly with the Shriners organization, his relationship with Shift4 proved a perfect vehicle for the Birdies4Shriners campaign. From the start of the season until the final day of this year's JT Shriners event (October 7), Shift4 will track Moore's play and will make a financial contribution to Shriners for every shot he makes under par: $100 for each birdie, $500 for each eagle, and $1,000 for each ace.
As of today, Shift4 is opening this contribution opportunity to the general public. Participants can decide how much they'd like to donate for each birdie, eagle, or ace, and (if desired) set a maximum contribution for the season. (Shift4 has been making these donations since the beginning of this year's golf season, but those who sign up in the coming days will only donate based on Moore's performance in his remaining tournaments.)
"Shift4 has been the title sponsor of our Public Safety Appreciation Station for the past couple of years, and I am tremendously grateful to them (and the Oder family) for putting this together and again showing how much heart they have," said Adam Sperling, the JT Shriners Open Tournament Director.
"With the combined reach of Shift4, the Shriners Fraternal and Hospital network, along with the PGA TOUR, this is a program that could really take off," Sperling continued. "Even if it's only a quarter per shot, it's a fun way to support a great cause -- and every bit makes a difference in the lives of so many children."
Birdies4Shriners donations will be made directly to the Shriners organization with Shift4 providing the secure payment processing services for each donation free of charge.
"Every dollar donated goes straight to Shriners," Oder said. "They do wonderful, amazing work that changes the lives of so many young people across the nation, and anything we can do to help them is absolutely worthwhile."
About Shift4 Corporation
Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is the world's largest independent gateway, serving more than 20,000 clients in several industries, including Hospitality, Retail, Food & Beverage, Mail/Telephone Order, and e-Commerce. Boasting more than 350 POS/PMS integrations and maintaining absolute bank- and processor-neutrality, Shift4 is proudly merchant-centric, helping clients secure the best discount rates while providing industry-leading security, speed, and reliability. Recognized as a pioneer of Tokenization, Shift4 has processed more than three billion tokenized transactions since it coined the term in 2005. Shift4's DOLLARS ON THE NET® solution provides unparalleled pre- and post-settlement auditing capabilities, fraud protection, and drastically simplified PCI compliance. For more information, visit www.shift4.com.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.