Sport Clips Celebrates Opening of 800th Store With Baseball Camp and Ribbon Cutting

One of nation's fastest growing franchises gives to Seattle-area community and Mariners Care to recognize landmark event

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 27, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation's largest men's and boys' hair care provider, celebrated the opening of its 800th store by giving back to the greater Seattle area through hosting a free youth baseball camp and giving a donation to the Mariners Care organization. The baseball camp offered training and fun competition by Sammamish Baseball Academy for youngsters 13 and under, and camp participants received four free Mariners game tickets to the September 27 Mariners game against the Oakland A's.

In honor of each camper and in recognition of its landmark store opening, Sport Clips made a donation to the Mariners Care organization at Tuesday's game. Announcement of the donation amount of $8,000 was made at a "towel cutting" ceremony, symbolizing Sport Clips' signature MVP Experience that includes a steamed towel treatment, massaging shampoo, and precision haircut, at the franchise's 800th store, located at 17158 Redmond Way in Redmond. Sport Clips CEO and Founder Gordon Logan discussed the franchise's continued growth across the country, as well as expansion and jobs planned for the greater Seattle area and the northwest United States. Also, on hand for the event were northwest Area Developers for Sport Clips, Phil and Laurie Brown and local Sport Clips owner, Rob Crandall. They were joined by Redmond City Council President Richard Cole and members of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce.

"Sport Clips is fortunate to have experienced such remarkable growth over the past few years, and as part of that growth, we've made a commitment to be active in the communities we serve...whether it's sponsoring local events such as the youth baseball camp we offered here or partnering with teams and charities such as Mariners Care. It's a great way to welcome the 800th store to our franchise system," says Logan. "We presently have 23 stores open in Washington and Oregon, with plans to increase that to 35 stores by the end of next year. Ultimately, Sport Clips plans to open 70 stores in Washington and Oregon over the next few years, working with our local small business franchisees, supporting 1,000 jobs in the area.

"We become part of the fabric of the area by offering services and jobs, as well as business and charitable partnerships – it's a win-win for Sport Clips and the community."

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 NASCAR drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin; and holds partnerships with several major sport teams across the country. It is known for its sports-themed, guy-friendly environment and has stores in 38 states.

For more information about Sport Clips franchise opportunities please click here, and for locations throughout the United States, please visit SportClips.com.

About Sport Clips

Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise has ranked in the top 50 "fastest growing" for the seventh straight year and has been ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Franchise 500" for 12 consecutive years, in the top 10 in Forbes' "Top 20 Franchises To Start," and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com "2011 AllBusiness AllStars." Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Our "Help a Hero" program has donated more than three-quarters of a million dollars to help soldiers overseas and in hospitals call home through the VFW's Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, and holds partnerships with several NCAA programs, and teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). To learn about franchise opportunities click here, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com. For media resources and additional information on Sport Clips, visit SportClipsMedia.com.

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