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GEORGETOWN, Texas (March 29, 2019) – Sport Clips Haircuts was recognized by HillVets as one of its top six "Businesses that Support Veterans" awards at a gala Thursday in Washington D.C. Gordon Logan, Sport Clips founder and CEO and a U.S. Air Force veteran, was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the franchise.
"HillVets is an organization that empowers veterans to begin and advance in civilian careers, and part of the reason we received recognition for work with veterans is due to the VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship Program we established in 2013. We're grateful to our team members, clients and product partners for the work they do to raise more than a million dollars each year to support Help A Hero scholarships and help U.S. service members get the education and training they need for civilian careers," says Logan. "It's an honor to be acknowledged as a business, but the greater reward is being able give back and say 'thank you' to the men, women and families who serve."
Businesses that Support Veterans are recognized by HillVets for the significant portion of their work to ensure veterans, military service members, and their families have a number of diverse resources and opportunities available to them. HillVets notes "these companies recognize the challenges veterans face during the transition into civilian life, and as such, have created impactful and purposeful programs that provide a benefit to the veteran community."
Sport Clips has 45 veteran franchise owners and offers a 20 percent discount to veterans looking to join the brand. Sport Clips was nominated for the award by the International Franchise Association (IFA) for which Logan is past president and current member of the VetFran Committee. He also serves on the VFW Foundation board and on the advisory board for USO Fort Hood. The Help A Hero Scholarship program he championed has provided some 1,300 scholarships totaling $5.7 million for service men and women and veterans pursuing education and training goals. Sport Clips is also a national sponsor of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, which provides dream flights in Boeing Stearman biplanes for seniors and veterans living in long-term care facilities. Sport Clips also sponsors the Aleethia Foundation, Gratitude Initiative, Honor Flight Austin, and R.O.C.K veteran program.
To learn more about Sport Clips' support of veterans and other philanthropic programs as a part of its Haircuts with Heart, visit SportClips.com.
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, offers online check in for clients, and is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises’ and #17 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,800 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “2018 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $6.5 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.
Celebrating 58 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.