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 1,200 Sport Clips across the country, you can “help a hero” at the same time by donating to the company’s Help A Hero 1406078 Share Graphics 800x8003program now through November 11,Veterans Day. Over the next four weeks, Sport Clips’ locations nationwide will have a collective goal of raising $600,000 for their annual fundraising program that provides scholarship money to 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 in-store and at local fundraising events through November 11. In addition, Sport Clips will hold “The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year” on Veterans Day, when each store will donate a dollar from every haircut service to the VFW-administered scholarship program.

“Sport Clips team members, partners and our clients have already made a positive difference in the lives of more than 130 veterans by helping fund their education through Help A Hero scholarships. We’re hoping to award even more scholarships in the year ahead, and anyone can help — it’s as easy as getting a haircut,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and lifetime member of the VFW.

“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.”

Veteran recipient James Robak says of his Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship, “It will help out immensely since my GI Bill has been exhausted, and I still have a year left in my dietetics program.  As a father of four, with ages spanning 14, 8, 7 and 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 the edge off of the financial burden that a higher education carries, along with the benefits for a brighter future.”

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 your 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 EntrepreneurMagazine 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 Todayand 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 or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.

Sport Clips Haircuts ranked among “Top 200 Franchises” by Franchise Times

Leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider also top 10 in Sales Growth Category  

GEORGETOWN, Texas (October 10, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, is ranked by Franchise Times as a “Top 200” franchise in the October 2014 issue. Sport Clips moved up 20 spots from its 2013 ranking which is based on “franchise performance.”

“When a respected trade publication such as Franchise Times recognizes your hard work and growth as a business, we’re honored, and we believe it is noteworthy,” says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “We challenge ourselves consistently to evaluate what has worked for Sport Clips and how we can take our franchise to the next level. We remain committed to our vison for the future of Sport Clips and what we need to do to further continue our growth as a franchise investment opportunity and hair care provider.”

To be eligible for the Franchise Times Top 200, a franchise must have a sizable presence in the U.S., and franchisees must own at least 15 percent of the system’s units.

Sport Clips was also named among the “Top 10” for percent of Sales Growth (19.5 percent) and number 13 in the Top Personal Care and Services Franchises. Of the Top 10 franchises, ranked by percentage sales growth, all boast double-digit increases.

As a leader in the salon franchise industry, Sport Clips has more than 1,200 stores in 48 states and serves its clients on a walk-in basis. The complete list of rankings can be found in Franchise Times and online at franchisetimes.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 Franchises for Veterans” by Franchise Business Review. 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 provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler, and Drew Herring, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts Named a Top “Best for Vets” Franchise by Military Times

GEORGETOWN, Texas (September 12, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, has been named one of the top two “Best for Vets: Franchises” in the 2014-2015 Military Times rankings.

“As a U.S. Air Force veteran, I’m proud that many of our franchised stores  are owned by veterans of our armed services,” says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “For more than two decades, we’ve been committed to supporting the nation’s military and our veterans.  Similar to the military, Sports Clips has a strong set of core values, outstanding training and support, and we offer franchise investment discounts to military through the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program.”

Military Times cites that it focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the “Best for Vets: Franchises” survey, which includes a 110-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.

The complete list of rankings can be found in Military Times EDGE magazine and online at MilitaryTimes.com.

As a leader in the  franchise industry, Sport Clips has more than 1,250 stores in 48 U.S. states and Canada. Sport Clips is known for its support of the military through its annual Help A Hero program in partnership with the VFW; Ageless Aviation Dreams providing biplane rides to WWII Veterans, many of whom are in assisted living residences; Honor Flights taking WWII Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII and other memorials; R.O.C.K. and the Mustang Heritage Foundation providing equine therapy for Veterans with service-related stress symptoms; the Ft. Hood USO support center for soldiers and their families; the Patriot Foundation providing support to Special Forces families at Ft. Bragg who have lost soldiers in combat, and many other local veterans efforts. Sport Clips is also an active member of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran and Operation Enduring Opportunity programs which have engaged over 150,000 veterans in franchising the past few years.

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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 #1 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.

Sport Clips Haircuts Named a “Top Personal-Service Business” by Entrepreneur Magazine

GEORGETOWN, Texas (September 2, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, has been named a “top personal-service business” in the September issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. This recognition comes on the heels of Sport Clips’ #38 ranking on the 2014 Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” list.

“For more than two decades we’ve worked to perfect our signature MVP Experience for clients across the country,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “Our goal is to provide a championship experience in an exciting sports environment.  To be named one of the top 40 franchises on the annual “Franchise 500” list, and to then be recognized among the best service-oriented businesses, demonstrates Sport Clips’ success in working toward that goal.”

According to Entrepreneur, personal-service businesses are among the fastest-growing categories in the franchise world, indicating the day-to-day business is important for the economy, as is the interaction with clients who make the work possible.  Sport Clips is also ranked among the top 20 in Entrepreneur’s “Fastest-Growing Franchises.”

As a leader in the hair franchise industry, Sport Clips has more than 1,200 stores in 48 states and serves its clients on a walk-in basis.  Sport Clips is known for its support of the military through its annual Help A Hero program and is an active part of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran and Operation Enduring Opportunity programs. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com and for franchising opportunities visit sportclipsfranchise.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 #1 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.

American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts Partner to Offer Haircuts to Blood and Platelet Donors

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September

WASHINGTON (August 26, 2014) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During September, people who donate blood or platelets at ARC Blood Drive 2014 - SM Post 1Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.

“This is a great way for Sport Clips to recognize the contributions of blood donors,” said Shaun Gilmore, president of biomedical services at the Red Cross. “Sport Clips locations across the country have teamed up with the Red Cross to give blood donors a fresh new look – just for helping save lives through their blood donation.”

The Sport Clips and Red Cross relationship initiated five years ago as a way for Sport Clips to actively engage in the Red Cross mission.

“Sport Clips began our partnership with the Red Cross in the Carolinas in 2009, and we are pleased to grow the program into a nationwide effort,” said Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips. “We look forward to supporting the Red Cross’ important mission in September. You’ll not only feel good about your contribution, but you’ll look good, too!”

To learn more about blood donation and to find a local blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org. For more information about Sport Clips, go to sportclips.com.

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About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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 Franchises for Veterans” by Franchise Business Review. 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 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.