LAS VEGAS, NV—(Marketwired – Dec 11, 2014) – Shift4 Corporation, provider of the world's largest independent payment gateway, today announces the successful conclusion of another year of its Birdies4Shriners fundraiser that pairs golf and giving to support the efforts of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Birdies4Shriners tracks the play of PGA TOUR professional Ryan Moore, who has been sponsored by Shift4 since 2011, and allows contributors to pledge donations for each shot he makes under par throughout the year. From individuals pledging 25 cents per shot to corporate executives whose total donations measured in the thousands of dollars, Shift4 thanks everyone who participated in Birdies4Shriners. In addition to the donations of generous individuals, Shift4 contributed $100 per birdie and $500 for each eagle that Ryan made in tournament play.
This year, Ryan accumulated 301 birdies and eight eagles, generating $43,500 in donations and finishing the year 28th in the world golf rankings.
“Ryan played some excellent golf this year and we're very pleased with the way he's represented Shift4 over the past three years that we've sponsored him,” said Shift4 CEO Dave Oder.
During those three years, Shift4's Birdies4Shriners program has generated $208,500 — all of which has been donated directly to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
“Shift4 has a long history of giving back to the community, and especially to causes that support children in need,” said Kathy Oder, the company's COO. “It's a remarkably fulfilling pleasure to be able to support this organization and the incredible work they do for children who often have nowhere else to turn for treatment.”
Ryan Moore joined Shriners Hospitals for Children representatives and Shift4's executive team at Shift4's corporate headquarters in Las Vegas for a check presentation.
“You meet these kids that Shriners has helped, and you see them excelling in everything they do and it's just inspiring,” Moore said. “My thanks go out to Shift4 for putting this program together and allowing me to be part of it.”
For more information on the Birdies4Shriners fundraiser, visit www.shift4.com/birdies4shriners.
Shift4 Corporation makes it simple for merchants across all industries to securely process credit, debit, and gift card transactions. With connections to nearly every bank and processor in North America and integrations to hundreds of PMS/POS systems, Shift4's DOLLARS ON THE NET® is the world's largest independent payment gateway. Shift4 provides pre– and post–settlement auditing capabilities, fraud prevention tools, support for emerging technologies like EMV and mobile payments, and security solutions such as TrueTokenization® and P2PE, which drastically simplify PCI compliance — all for just pennies per transaction. Shift4 is a proud merchant advocate, maintaining complete bank and processor neutrality to ensure that their customers have the freedom to switch banks and processors as needed. 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.
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