Sport Clips Celebrates 1,500th Store Opening by Giving Back to Area Youth
Front row (l to r) Sharon and Zach Payer, Sumter Sport Clips Haircuts franchisees; Sport Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO Gordon Logan and wife Bettye; back row Harvey Senter, Toys for Tots regional coordinator.
Sport Clips Haircuts celebrated the opening of its 1,500th store this week by doing what they’re known for best—giving back. The milestone opening, which happens to be in Founder and CEO Gordon Logan’s hometown of Sumter, S.C., was marked with a $15,000 donation to Toys for Tots to provide gifts to children in the state’s Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties. The contribution from Sport Clips will enable the Marines of Detachment 1202 to put Christmas smiles on the faces of approximately 3,000 additional children in the local area.
Gordon, his wife Bettye and local Team Leaders (and franchisees) Zach and Sharon Payer presented the gift check to Harvey Senter, Toys for Tots regional coordinator, before a crowd of local dignitaries and guests at the store.
“Growing up here, I never imagined that my life would come full-circle, with the growth of Sport Clips bringing us to this day—the celebration of our 1,500th location, right here in my home town, surrounded by so many great friends,” shares Gordon. “This is a special celebration for me…It’s a homecoming to the place where family and friends taught me about life, hard work and planted the seeds of entrepreneurship.
Gordon said Sport Clips chose Toys for Tots for several reasons, mainly being the value it brings to children and families in the local community and its close ties with military involvement.
“Giving back through donations such as this is how we at Sport Clips put our values in action,” says Gordon. “We call it ‘Haircuts with Heart.’ We’re happy to be a part of this community I call my hometown and in so many other neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. and in Canada.”
As part of the opening celebration, the Sumter Sport Clips offered a free haircut in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy donation leading up the event. As an active part of the community, the Sumter Sport Clips will continue to participate in local and national philanthropies, as well as contribute to the local economy and provide jobs for about a dozen stylists and team members.
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