LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 4, 2013) - Shift4 Corporation, the world's largest independent payment gateway, is pleased to announce an extremely successful weekend for their Birdies4Shriners fundraising campaign.
Shift4-sponsored PGA TOUR professionals Scott Piercy and Ryan Moore placed third and fourth, respectively, in the Waste Management Phoenix Open this weekend, making it an excellent tournament for the Birdies4Shriners fundraising campaign, which combines giving and golf to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The program allows donors to pledge a specific amount for each shot under par made by Piercy and Moore during the season. Shift4 adds to those donations with a generous contribution of their own: $100 for each birdie, $500 for each eagle, and $1,000 for each ace.
"These two young men played some amazing golf, generating between them 55 birdies and an eagle," said Shift4 CEO Dave Oder. "That's $6,000 in donations just from Shift4!"
Last year, Birdies4Shriners generated $75,000 in donations for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, but with increased public participation, this year's total is expected to be even more.
"Whether someone is able to make a donation of 25 cents per shot or 25 dollars, it all adds up and it will make for an amazing, meaningful donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children," said Shift4 COO Kathy Oder. "Best of all, every penny donated goes directly to Shriners, an organization that does wonderful things for children who so desperately need its help."
Shift4 continues to encourage public participation in the event, which runs through October 20, 2013, the final day of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Those interested in participating in Birdies4Shriners to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children can find the donation page through links on www.shift4.com/Birdies4Shriners or www.shrinershospitalsopen.com.
About Shift4 Corporation
Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is the world's largest independent payment gateway, serving more than 24,000 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 four 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.