Veterans Day is right around the corner. What better way to honor our veterans than by giving back to them? On Nov. 11, Sport Clips Haircuts will donate a dollar from each haircut to their Help A Hero Scholarship program. This is known as their “Biggest Haircut Day of the Year.” And, if you are a current service member or veteran, participating Sport Clips stores will give you a haircut on the house, free of charge! Our Lake Nona Sport Clips is one of the participating locations!
Sport Clips has partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to create a scholarship program that can aid service members and veterans with up to $5,000 per college semester. According to their Help a Hero Scholarship program, “The scholarship covers traditional colleges and universities, plus technical and trade schools.” They have donated more than $6 million to the VFW since 2007.
A Sport Clips press release also states, “Sport Clips and VFW have awarded more than $4.9 million for the program to fund 1,115 scholarships.” The release also says their CEO, Gordon Logan, is an Air Force Veteran. He serves on the VFW Foundation Board and
is an International Franchise Association VetFran committee member.
You don’t have to wait until Veterans Day to help the cause. You can visit any Sport Clips location and make a donation when you stop in for a haircut now until Nov. 11.
In another press release from Sport Clips, Debra Sawyer, who is the franchisee for the Lake Nona location, stated, “For every $5 donation at our Lake Nona location, clients will be entered to win a gift basket valued at $150. The gift basket includes a Season Ticket (good for three MVP haircuts worth $25 each) and a variety of our most popular professional products.”
Last year’s figures were quite impressive as Sport Clips was able to drum up $130,000 from the dollar-per-haircut service donations. Including additional donations above and beyond the dollar-per-haircut donations, they were able to generate a total of $1.25 million. This year, they have set a goal of reaching $1.5 million. The amount will allow for the $5,000 scholarships for veterans to take up education after their service is over and attain civilian careers.
Sawyer went on to say that her personal goal is to raise $1,000 for each store that she owns. This will bring her total contribution to $21,000 out of the $1.5 million. “I’m from a military family. My dad was in the Army and Secret Service. I greatly appreciate everyone putting their life at risk protecting our country. We appreciate everything that our veterans have done for us,” added Sawyer.