Shift4 Sponsors Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
LAS VEGAS (Marketwire) Wednesday, October 06, 2010 – The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Shift4 Corporation offer all active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel and their immediate families complimentary admission to the charity golf tournament October 20-24, 2010.
Members of the armed forces may also enjoy free food and beverages inside Hangar 19, an exclusive venue presented by Shift4, which will be located on the practice range in close proximity to where the PGA TOUR professionals prepare for their rounds. Players will visit Hangar 19 throughout tournament week to meet and thank the men and women of the armed forces. A military aircraft will also be on site during the tournament.
“Providing funding for Hangar 19 is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women of the armed forces,” said Dave Oder, founder and president of Shift4, a Las Vegas-headquartered, secure payment processing company. “We hope that our troops and their families enjoy themselves in this private venue where they can lounge, enjoy food and beverages, and watch some of the best golfers in the world.”
Military personnel based locally should see posters advertising the events displayed on-base, but the event is open to all active, reserve, and retired personnel ? regardless of their location.
“It’s an honor for us to give back, in some small way, to these men and women who sacrifice so much in defense of our nation and in defense of freedom around the world,” said Kathy Oder, Shift4’s COO and co-founder.
To gain access to the event, military personnel and their families need only present valid identification. Guests may use complimentary tournament shuttles available at The Suncoast. More information regarding the shuttle is available on the event’s Web site.
About Shift4 Corporation
Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is the largest independent payment processing gateway in North America, 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 a 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 http://www.shift4.com.
About The 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
The 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children® to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children® as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. The 2010 tournament is October 17-24 at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children®
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
About the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to expand the PGA TOUR so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to charity and integrity to the game. In 2010, the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour collectively consist of more than 100 events staged in 34 states and in 12 countries outside of the U.S.
In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the PGA TOUR and its tournaments have given nearly $1.5 billion in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR’s Web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.