Sport Clips Raises $500,000 in Scholarships for Veterans
It’s been a big year for Sport Clips. Earlier this year, the company announced it was offering $500,000 in 43 spring-semester scholarships through its Veterans of Foreign Wars-administered Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship program. Not only that, but they estimate they’ll be able to provide more than 60 additional scholarships in the fall!
Since 2007, the Sport Clips Help a Hero campaign has supported the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ Free Call Days, making more than 2 million calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. But in this, its seventh year, the campaign expanded its focus to offer scholarships of up to $5,000 to active-duty military and veterans who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.
Donations to Help A Hero were collected in stores and at local fundraising events last fall with efforts culminating November 11, Veterans Day, on Sport Clips’ “Biggest Haircut Day of the Year.” Stores donated a dollar from every haircut service to the scholarship program, and sponsors John Paul Mitchell Systems and Nioxin each contributed $10,000 to the effort.
“Reading just one of our Help A Hero scholarship recipients’ thank you notes is all it takes to recognize the need for this support,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and lifetime member of the VFW. “We’re excited to be able to expand our focus to include scholarships, which will support our nation’s heroes and their families in the next chapter of their lives.”
Sport 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 SportClips.com.