Sport Clips Haircuts Commitment to Serve
Franchise systems are ideally suited for veterans for multiple reasons. But, in addition to veterans being a good fit for franchise ownership, many franchise systems choose to support and celebrate veterans via their giving back programs.
One such example is the long-term support of veterans from Sport Clips Haircuts. Founder & CEO, Gordon Logan was a Captain in the US Air Force and pledged to honor those who served. That’s one reason Sport Clips is the Vanguard Sponsor of the International Franchise Association Foundation’s VetFran program.
Since starting Sport Clips in 1993, the franchise has supported various organizations, and since 2013, they’ve been the primary supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. The largest program of its kind, it provides scholarships for service members and veterans to attend post-secondary trade schools. To date, they have awarded more than 2,050 scholarships totaling $9.2 million.
This year, you can help support veterans by getting your hair cut at a participating location. $2 from every hair cut on Veterans Day will go toward the scholarship program, and veterans and active duty service members will receive free haircuts.
"With the support of our generous clients and product partners, we're helping thousands of veterans get the additional education they need to pursue a wide range of civilian careers," says Edward Logan, CEO and president of Sport Clips Haircuts.
Additionally, Sport Clips has been awarded multiple Franchising Gives Back awards for their overall commitment to community service. With more than 1,850 stores across the US and Canada, this commitment to service truly makes a difference and is just one example franchising gives back to veterans and communities as a whole.