NOTTINGHAM, Md. // PRNewswire // -- Sport Clips, the nation's largest men's and boys' hair-care provider, celebrated the opening of its 700th store by setting a world record for charity at its new White Marsh, Maryland location late yesterday. Sport Clips is known for its sports-themed, guy-friendly environment and has stores in 38 states.
During the event, several current and former Baltimore Orioles baseball players including Scott McGregor, Jason Berken, Rick Dempsey, and Dave Johnson were on hand, along with the team's Bird mascot, while ten stylists worked from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday to set a Guinness World Record for the most haircuts given in a 12-hour period. By the day's end, the team completed a total of 329 cuts. Confirmation from Guinness is pending.
For each haircut, clients were encouraged to make a $7 donation to the Baltimore Orioles REACH foundation. A check for $10,000 from the proceeds will be presented at the team's home game tonight, July 23, by Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, Maryland Area Developer for Sport Clips Wayne McGlone, and local store owners Gary and Susan Pfaff.
"Sport Clips is committed to being active in the communities we are fortunate to be a part of, and partnering with teams and charities such as Orioles REACH is a winning way to welcome the 700th store to our franchise system," says Logan. "The Sport Clips concept continues to grow across the country, including the Northeastern U.S. which we have entered this year and have targeted for rapid growth the next few years. We have 11 stores open in Maryland, and five more under construction in the state."
At Noon today, a "towel cutting" ceremony was held with the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce to welcome this newest Sport Clips business to the area and to highlight Sport Clips' signature MVP Treatment that features steamed towels, neck and shoulder massage, along with a precision haircut.
Sport Clips is one of the nation's fastest-growing franchises; is the official haircutter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; sponsors Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano in the NASCAR Nationwide Series; and holds partnerships with several major league sport teams across the country.
Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. Currently there are 700 Sport Clips open in 38 states. The franchise ranked in the top 100 overall and top 50 in growth for the sixth straight year in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Franchise 500" and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com "2010 AllBusiness AllStars." Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. They are also the largest contributor to the VFW's Operation Uplink program, having donated almost $500,000 to help overseas soldiers call home. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR driver, Joey Logano, and holds partnerships with several teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL).
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