Sport Clips Haircuts to ‘Help A Hero’ through Nationwide Campaign
Nation’s leader in men’s and boys’ hair care expands annual fundraiser to benefit scholarship program for veterans
October 14, 2013
today, more than 1,100 Sport Clips Haircuts locations will come together on a
single mission - to raise $575,000 for the
company's annual "Help A Hero" fundraising campaign, benefiting the
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Since 2007, the Help A Hero program has supported the
Operation Uplink™ "Free Call Days," making more than 2
million calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members.
In its seventh year, the campaign will expand its focus to offer scholarships
to veterans through the VFW's Sport
Clips Help A Hero Scholarship Program. Each scholarship will
provide up to $5,000
of assistance to veterans who are pursuing an education at post-secondary
institutions, including trade schools.
to Help A Hero will be collected in-store and at local fundraising events
through November 11, Veterans
Day. In addition, Sport Clips will hold "The Biggest Haircut Day of
the Year" on Veterans Day, when each store
will donate a dollar from every haircut service to the VFW-administered
To find a Sport Clips
near you, click here.
Clips' Clients and Team Members have generously contributed a total of almost 2 million dollars to Help A Hero in support of the Free
Call Day program, and we are grateful for all they have done to make this
program a success for our nation's heroes," says Sport Clips Founder and
CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and
lifetime member of the VFW. "While we will continue to support the
free calls, we look forward to helping service members as they come home and
transition into civilian careers through these scholarships."
U.S. service members return from deployments by the thousands, it's encouraging
to see active support coming from companies like Sport Clips," says VFW
Commander-in-Chief Bill Thien. "This scholarship program is
an important addition to the troop-support offerings the VFW provides, and
through it, we look forward to helping many service members succeed in the next
chapter of their lives."
Clips is the official haircutter of the VFW, and its Help A Hero campaign is
just one of the many ways it supports active-duty military and veterans. To
find out more, visit your local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.
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