On Monday Oct. 15, Sport Clips will kick off its annual fundraising drive with a goal of raising $1.5 million by Veterans Day, when Sport Clips salons will donate $1 from every hair service completed that day to benefit the “Help A Hero Scholarship” program.
Since 2014, veteran-owned Sport Clips, a national hair salon chain for men and boys, has raised nearly $5 million in college tuition assistance and provided scholarships to more than 1,115 service members and veterans as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program.
Sport Clips was founded in 1993 by Vietnam veteran Gordon Logan and has nearly 1,800 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Gordon Logan and Lynn Rolf, VFW’s director of programs, will be available for media interview in New York and Washington, D.C. from Monday Oct. 15 to Thursday Oct. 18.
“Estimates are that one million service members will leave the military over the next five years, so it's mission critical to help pave the way to civilian careers and essential employment. We started the ‘Help A Hero’ program to help veterans with the education costs not covered by the GI Bill," Logan said. "’Help A Hero’ scholarships are changing lives by offering the support needed to ease the transition from the military and providing for veterans and their families as a way of saying thank you for their service."
“Without this scholarship program, many veterans would not have the opportunity to pursue an education after the military because education benefits often fall short,” Rolf said. “VFW is proud to sponsor Sport Clips ‘Help a Hero Scholarship” to help our nation’s veterans get the education they earned when they joined the military.”
This fall semester, 172 student veterans from across the country have been chosen as recipients of the scholarship and together will receive nearly $790,000 in college scholarships.
To schedule an interview, please contact:
Dana Dussing Berry, Sport Clips, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Gaskell, VFW, email@example.com
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