Sport Clips Haircuts donates another $1.5 million to Help A Hero veterans scholarships

The VFW-administered program awards a record number of scholarships

HOUSTON, January 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Sport Clips Haircuts held an event today at VFW Post 8790 to offer free haircuts to veterans and present a check to the VFW Foundation for 1.5 million dollars according to veterans’ scholarships. This is the sixth year in a row that Sport Clips has donated the least 1 million dollars to the Sport Clips VFW Help A Hero scholarship program. Administered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to provide scholarships for members and veterans, the program has become the largest of its kind. Through the program, the VFW has awarded a total of 196 scholarships 900 thousand dollars for the current spring 2023 semester today, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 2,600.

As the nation’s leading provider of men’s and boys’ hair care, veteran-founded Sport Clips began working with the VFW in 2013 to offer Help A Hero scholarships to help military veterans prepare for civilian careers that often require additional college, graduate and technical diplomas and training. Since the program’s inception, Sport Clips has donated nearly 13 million dollars to the “Help A Hero Scholarship” program.

“We owe our veterans and their families a debt of gratitude for their service. By helping to ease the financial burden that often comes with re-entering the civilian workforce, Sport Clips team members, clients and product partners join us in saying ‘thank you’ to those who have served our country “, he says Gordon Logan, an Air Force veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW, and the founder and president of Sport Clips. “Over the past ten years, the Help A Hero program has become a real factor in the lives of many veterans who have benefited from these scholarships and are now successfully engaged in their civilian careers.”

“The VFW is amazed by the generosity of Sport Clips’ clients, its team members and partners,” he said Dan West, VFW Adjutant General. “Their kindness and desire to support America’s veterans make this scholarship program possible. And I am very proud to announce that the spring semester of 2023 will be our largest award semester to date 900 thousand dollars in scholarships awarded to almost 200 student veterans. We couldn’t have accomplished this feat without Sport Clips, and we’re excited to see the broad impact this has on the America’s Finest family.”

More than 143,000 dollars of this year’s total donations came from Sport Clips franchisees, with nearly half of that coming directly from Veterans Day haircut proceeds, while Sport Clips customers donated the most generous portion of the money raised in stores and online. Sport Clips partners Direct Beauty Express, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Nioxin, Sexy Hair, Gibs Grooming, Actiiv and American Crew also made significant contributions.

The Fall 2023 Help A Hero Scholarship application period is now open April 30 receive up to 5000 dollars aid per semester, per family for service members and veterans in the rank of E-5 and below. To learn more, visit your local Sport Clips, SportClips.com/hero or VFW.org/Scholarship.

About Sport Clips hairstyles
Sport Clips Haircuts is based in Georgetown, Texas. It was founded in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed hair franchise, which specializes in men’s and boys’ hair styles, offers online client check-in and is ranked #30 in the category. Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” for 2023 and is on Franchise Direct’s “Top 100 Global Franchises” list for 2021. Nearly 1,900 Sport Clips stores have opened in the US Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Hairdresser” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans discounted haircuts and franchises, and was named a 2021 Best Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual fundraiser Help A Hero who contributed 13 million dollars at the VFW; national partnership with the Foundation of St. Baldrick’s, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic activities. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing team and SRX Racing, and partners with other NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

About veterans of foreign wars
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA is the largest and oldest veterans organization in the country. Founded in 1899, the congressionally chartered VFW is comprised entirely of veterans and eligible service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. With more than 1.5 million VFW members and auxiliaries located at nearly 6,000 stations worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to say that “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veteran service, legislative advocacy and the military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at vfw.org.

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