Las Vegas, Nevada (June 15, 2012 Ed. note: we mistakenly referred to this as Birdies For Charity; it is Birdies4Shriners)–Scott Piercy grew up in Las Vegas and is a PGA Tour champion. This week he announced he is joining fellow Las Vegas Golf Region resident and PGA Tour champion Ryan Moore in supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children Birdies4Shriners program. He also has joined forces with Shift4, a Las Vegas-based company that is the world's largest independent payment gateway. –By Brian Hurlburt Follow @LVGolfInsider
Birdies4Shriners is Shift4's fundraising campaign that combines giving and golf to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Since the beginning of the season, Shift4 and dozens of generous sponsors have tracked the play of Moore and continue to make donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children each time he scores a birdie, eagle, or ace. Within days of his announcement of the campain, Moore made a hole-in-one at the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this March. By clicking the donations, you, too, can support Piercy and Moore in the Birdies4Shriners campaign.
"I'm excited to be working with Shift4 and the Oder family," Piercy said in a statement. "They've got a great organization and use their resources to help a lot of people. I'm particularly excited to get involved with their Birdies4Shriners charity fundraiser — what a great initiative to help Shriners Hospitals for Children."
Piercy, a native Las Vegan who went pro in 2001, earned two wins on the Nationwide Tour before joining the PGA TOUR in 2009. Piercy won the 2011 Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour. He also won $2 million at the Ultimate Game–a made-for-television event at Wynn Las Vegas in 2007, splitting it with his sponsors.
According to the sponsorship agreement, Shift4's logo will appear on Piercy's right sleeve, and he will make appearances at Shift4 events throughout the year. Shift4, whose presence in the golf world has grown significantly in recent years, is heavily involved with the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open held annually in Las Vegas. This year, Shift4 will also be a key sponsor of the Reno-Tahoe Open.
"There are a few key things we love: family, charity, and golf," said Shift4 CEO Dave Oder. "Scott combines all three; he's a committed father of three, an active supporter of several worthy charity organizations, and a world-class golfer."
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