Las Vegas, Nevada (September 12, 2012)--Shift4 is a local Las Vegas company that is a big time sponsor of the golf world. It annually is involved with the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and also supports two Las Vegas PGA Tour stars, Ryan Moore and Scott Piercy. The investment is paying off in many ways as both Moore and Piercy have made it to the TOUR Championship, the final event in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. --By Brian Hurlburt
"It's been exhilarating to watch these two young professionals improve their games and consistently move up the ranks," said Shift4 COO Kathy Oder. "The caliber of their performance has also been great for our Birdies4Shriners charity campaign. To date, their play has generated more than $60,000 in donations, and we hope to see that number go much higher."
That's one of the best parts of this story. With every birdie, eagle or ace that Piercy or Moore makes, dollars are raised for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. And the more golf the two play, more birdies will be made and dollars raised. If you want to get into the action, click now to sign up for Birdies4Shriners and pledge an amount per birdie or eagle.
Shift4's Birdies4Shriners campaign matches golf with giving. For the duration of the 2012 season, Shift4 has tracked the performance of Moore and Piercy and has made a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children each time one of them scored a birdie, eagle, or ace. In March, Shift4 extended the opportunity to participate in this fundraiser to the public.
The final amount donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children will be announced during this year's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which is played in Shift4's backyard at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is the world's largest independent payment 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.
"We are absolutely thrilled with the performance of these two fine athletes that we have chosen to represent our brand," said Shift4 CEO Dave Oder. Piercy and Moore, both Las Vegas locals, have joined the Shift4 family within the past year. The pair is currently ranked among the top 30 golfers in the FedEx Cup Playoff standings, which qualifies them to participate in this year's TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., to be held September 19-23.
Stick close to GolfLasVegasNow.com on Thursday, September 13, for an exclusive interview with Scott Piercy about his year, the TOUR Championship, and how when he does well it allows others to do good. Also hear his thoughts about playing in his hometown event in a few weeks.