VFW’s ‘Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship’ Recognized at Franchising Gives Back Awards
The Help A Hero Scholarship recognized with the silver Support Our Veterans Award
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 18, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce its “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” has been named a Silver Award Winner of the Support Our Veterans Award by the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchise Education & Research Foundation.
Established by a generous donation from Roark Capital Group, Franchising Gives Back salutes the best, most innovative community leaders and charitable programs nationwide.
The announcement was made during the IFA’s third annual Franchising Gives Back Awards dinner. The Franchise Education & Research Foundation also recognized five Gold Winners and 12 additional Silver Winners.
“This prestigious recognition validates the dedication and support Sport Clips has continued to show to America’s veterans, service members and their families,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “Together, we’re helping ensure America’s heroes achieve their educational goals without being saddled with excessive student loans, one Help A Hero Scholarship at a time.”
“It’s always an honor to be recognized for the good work our Team Members and the VFW are doing through the Help a Hero Scholarship program and we are grateful to receive this award from the IFA,” said Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “We are especially pleased about the increased exposure this brings to the Help A Hero Scholarship program and the VFW. We look forward to many more years of working with the VFW and helping veterans and service members achieve their educational and career goals.”
Since 2014, the VFW has worked closely with Sport Clips CEO and VFW Life member Gordon Logan, and the entire Sport Clips team to raise funds for post-secondary scholarships benefitting America’s military and veteran families. To date, over $3 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 800 service members and veterans.
The application deadline for the 2018 spring semester is November 15. For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.vfw.org/scholarship.
ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 6,500 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.
ABOUT SPORT CLIPS: 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, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 10 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,700 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 “2016 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “haircuts with heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has given $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 driver Denny Hamlin and Furniture Row Racing’s Erik Jones, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.