Get a Haircut, Help a Hero During Sport Clips’ Scholarships for Veterans Campaign

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Sport Clips throughout Oregon and Vancouver, Wa. make it possible for clients to help service members.

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“Together with Sport Clips, the VFW remains committed to providing our service members and veterans with the tools they need to reach their educational goals and successfully transition back into civilian life."

When customers get a haircut at any Sport Clips in Oregon and Vancouver Wa., they will “help a hero” at the same time by donating to the company’s Help A Hero Program (http://www.sportclips.com/events-promotions/Help-A-Hero.html) now through Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. Over the next four weeks, all Oregon and Vancouver Wa. Sport Clips, along with the more than 1,200 locations across the country, will have a collective goal of raising $600,000 for their annual fundraising program that provides scholarship money for veterans.

Since 2007, the company has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to support service members, and last year, created the “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program to help service members and veterans in the next chapter of their lives. Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 of assistance to those who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.

Donations to Help A Hero will be collected by Sport Clips team members in-store and at fundraising events through November 11, 2014. In addition, Sport Clips will hold “The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year” on Veterans Day, when each store will be offering free haircuts to all Veterans and active duty Military.

“Thousands of U.S. service members returning home from the front lines still face an unstable economy,” says VFW Commander-in-Chief John Stroud, a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “Together with Sport Clips, the VFW remains committed to providing our service members and veterans with the tools they need to reach their educational goals and successfully transition back into civilian life. The Help A Hero Scholarship has proven to be vital to those efforts.”

Overall, Sport Clips has already awarded more than 130 scholarships, and endeavor to help make many more possible. Sport Clips has consistently shown appreciation to the military and military families, helping them toward the next step in their careers through education. It is a tangible way to say "thank you” – and it’s as easy as getting a haircut.

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 a local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top 50 Franchises for Veterans” by USA Today and in the top 5 by Military Times Magazine. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit SportClips.com.

About The Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,900 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information visit http://www.vfw.org.

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