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Schwab Cup ticket sales benefit Scottsdale Healthcare

It’s great golf for a great cause – fans buying tickets for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship can designate nonprofit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation as their charity of choice through the Tickets Fore Charity Program.

The Champions Tour event is Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 on the Cochise Course at The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale. Tickets purchased at ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org can be designated to benefit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation and proceeds will support the nonprofit Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) clinics, an affiliate of Scottsdale Healthcare.

Tom Lehman, winner of the 2011 Schwab Cup, supports the work that charities like NOAH carry out for children.

“Scottsdale Healthcare is participating in the Tickets Fore Charity program where 100% of the net proceeds will support the underserved in our community through its NOAH clinics. The work that charities like NOAH carry out for children is especially important to me,” said Lehman. “Scottsdale Healthcare is special for several other reasons – three of my children were born there.”

Valley golfers have long supported health care for underserved families through Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation’s annual Golf Classic, a charity pro-am that raises funds for Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH clinics.

Starting with a single nurse practitioner traveling between schools in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley school districts in 1996, Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH program added a mobile clinic in 2001 and now operates several onsite health centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix. NOAH has provided health services to more than 30,000 individuals.

NOAH clinics are designated Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes (FQHC-LA), which make quality primary care services more available and affordable to low-income, underserved and special populations.

Designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FQHC-LAs provide a medical home for patients in need so they can receive coordinated care. They also serve to improve public health, reduce the burden of non-urgent care services in hospital emergency rooms and provide needed services such as free immunizations for uninsured children.

NOAH operates as a 501c3 in affiliation with Scottsdale Healthcare and governed by an independent community-based board. To learn more about Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) visit noahhelps.org.

Be sure to go to ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org and select Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation as your designated charity. Any Day Grounds Tickets for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship are $20.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Scottsdale Healthcare is the locally-based nonprofit parent organization of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare is the largest employer in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.shc.org.

Lynne King Smith, CEO of TicketForce

TicketForce Jumps Ahead Of Competition With Facebook App

For all you concert junkies, Facebook now meets concerts as TicketForce has just made purchasing tickets online even easier, joining forces with said social media platform.

Lynne King Smith, CEO of TicketForce, announced they will be merging ticket sales with the social media powerhouse in hopes to create an all-inclusive process for potential concert goers.

“We push the mark,” Smith said. “[We] take it a step further and have everything right in front you – [a] buy tickets tab.”

TicketForce acknowledges the impact of social media, as Facebook has jumped to the No. 2 spot in all U.S. Internet traffic in 2010 — just behind powerhouse Google, according to Alexa.com.

ConcertTicketForce’s website advocates to “Take your ticketing Social,” and that’s exactly what they’re doing with Facebook. The social media giant Facebook has crossed borders other social media sites such as Myspace and Friendster never have.  Facebook — in comparison to Myspace and Friendster — provide users a more professional and legitimate medium for online marketing and sales.

Smith strongly acknowledged the influence of the social media explosion in recent years, which allows TicketForce to be “very fluid and flexible…the company is able to respond [to customers] instantaneously.”

Smith said TicketForce initially developed the idea a year and a half ago but just recently gathered the company and developers together to make it a reality.  As this Mesa-based company continues to grow, they recognize the downfall of many ticketing agencies.

Smith made the point of minimal processing fees, which over the years Ticketmaster has increased.

However, TicketForce utilizes white label ticketing solutions, which in effect removes private agencies from the purchasing process and “makes the ticketing process more relationship based,” Smith said.  This allows for minimal fees, usually between $.50 and $2.00.

TicketForce offers an all-inclusive website where customers can utilize a user-friendly guide to shows playing nearby, a live Twitter stream and links to various other social media sites including Facebook.

“Our approach to business is to stay out of the way,” Smith said, and she stresses how important positive customer relations is for their business.

TicketForce has truly expanded their influence in the ticketing world far beyond Maricopa County.  They offer tickets in 48 states and Canada, and show no signs of slowing down.

TicketForce

For more information, visit www.Ticketforce.com, or check them out on Facebook.