Sport Clips Launches Campaign to Help Heroes Call Home

Nation's leader in men's and boys' hair care teams up with VFW Operation Uplink to raise funds for military calls home during the holidays

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Oct. 15 // PRNewswire // -- Sport Clips stores across the country will begin raising money Sunday, October 18 through November 14 to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) Operation Uplink, a program that offers free call days and calling cards for deployed and hospitalized American soldiers. The effort will include "The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year" on Veterans Day, November 11, when the franchise will donate a dollar for every haircut service given that day in its more than 600 stores. Donations for Operation Uplink will be collected through individual store events and on-line at SportClips.com in an effort to reach and exceed this year's goal of $125,000.

"This is Sport Clips' third year to support Operation Uplink. With the help of our clients, we've provided more than three million minutes of talk time for our military men and women during the holidays," says founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a veteran and lifetime member of the VFW.
"The letters of gratitude we receive from military families who were able to speak to their loved ones through Sport Clips' gift encourages us to work harder to provide more talk time each year," says Logan. "What we have done together with our clients has made a major difference and is greatly appreciated by those who have given so much to keep our country free."

Sport Clips is now the VFW's largest single-donation "free call day" sponsor. Last year's goal of $100,000 was exceeded by more than $20,000, and afforded 152,000 holiday connections between soldiers and their friends and family members. The donation was also large enough to cover an additional free call day on Memorial Day.

Sport Clips was established in 1995 by Logan. The franchise is an official sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing and a partner with several teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; has been ranked an AllBusiness.com "Top 10 Franchise for Veterans"; is the largest contributor to the VFW's Operation Uplink free call days; and offers preferential pricing throughout the year to veterans.

SOURCE Sport Clips

###

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

StretchLab
Founded in 2015, StretchLab was established in Los Angeles, California to fulfill the vision of creating an affordable assisted stretching concept...
PuroClean
Join the national insurance restoration service franchise that specializes in fire, mold, and water damage clean up. PuroClean offers a low investment
Fantastic Sams
Fantastic SamsĀ® is one of the most recognized brands in the hair care industry with nearly 1,200 full-service salons in North America and 40 years...
ZIPS Dry Cleaners
ZIPS, since 1996, began as eight dry cleaners in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area and has grown to more than 40 stores. Find out more.
SiempreTax
SiempreTax+ is a low-investment tax franchise opportunity. SiempreTax+ specializes in tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses in...
Share This Page

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.