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Get a haircut Help A Hero during Sport Clips’ scholarships for veterans campaign

GEORGETOWN,Texas (October 13, 2014) -- When you get a haircut at one of the more than 1,200Sport Clips across the country, you can “help a hero” at the same time bydonating to the company’s Help A Hero program now through November 11, VeteransDay. Over the next four weeks, Sport Clips’ locations nationwide will have acollective goal of raising $600,000 for their annual fundraising program thatprovides scholarship money to veterans. Since 2007, the company has partneredwith the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to support service members, and lastyear, created the “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” programto help service members and veterans in the next chapter of their lives. Eachscholarship provides up to $5,000 of assistance to those who are pursuing aneducation at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.

Donationsto Help A Hero will be collected in-store and at local fundraising eventsthrough November 11. In addition, Sport Clips will hold “The Biggest HaircutDay of the Year” on Veterans Day, when each store will donate a dollar fromevery haircut service to the VFW-administered scholarship program.

“SportClips team members, partners and our clients have already made a positivedifference in the lives of more than 130 veterans by helping fund theireducation through Help A Hero scholarships. We’re hoping to award even more scholarshipsin the year ahead, and anyone can help -- it’s as easy as getting a haircut,” saysSport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and lifetimemember of the VFW.

“Thousandsof U.S. service members returning home from the front lines still face anunstable economy,” says VFW Commander-in-Chief John Stroud, a graduate ofEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “Together with Sport Clips, the VFW remainscommitted to providing our service members and veterans with the tools theyneed to reach their educational goals and successfully transition back intocivilian life. The Help A Hero Scholarship has proven to be vital to thoseefforts.”

Veteranrecipient James Robak says of his Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship, “It will help outimmensely since my GI Bill has been exhausted, and I still have a year left inmy dietetics program.  As a father of four, with ages spanning 14, 8, 7and nearly 2; a wife that works full-time; and me being a full-time student;this couldn't have been a bigger blessing.  It will really help take theedge off of the financial burden that a higher education carries, along withthe benefits for a brighter future.”

SportClips is the official haircutter of the VFW, and its Help A Hero campaign isjust one of the many ways it supports active-duty military and veterans. To findout more, visit your local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

SportClips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in1993 and started franchising in 1995 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. Thesports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men andboys, is ranked by EntrepreneurMagazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and inthe top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently over 1,200 SportClips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the“Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veteranspreferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the“Top 50 Franchises for Veterans” by USAToday and in the top 5 by Military Times Magazine. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised morethan $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members callhome through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and to provide scholarships forveterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor ofJoe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partnerswith numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about SportClips, visit SportClips.com.

About The Veterans ofForeign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of theU.S. is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of combat veteransand eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserveforces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is thenation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veteransorganization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in morethan 6,900 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The VFW andits Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, andmilitary and community service programs worldwide. For more information or tojoin, visit our website at www.vfw.org.

 

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