Sport Clips locations in Arkansas and nationwide will be working to help U.S. service members through the company’s Help A Hero program.
Sport Clips in central Arkansas will join the more than 1,000 locations across the nation in raising funds for Help A Hero now through Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
The company will also donate $1 from every haircut service given to fund scholarships for vets on Veterans Day.
Free haircuts will also be provided to active duty military and veterans on that day.
Hundreds of thousands of veterans are entering the civilian workforce each year, and they face numerous obstacles as they transition back into civilian life, including finding a career. By providing scholarships for use at post-secondary schools, including trade schools, our goal is to help make this transition a little easier - and successful. Sport Clips is committed to providing support to veterans as they return from war and move on to the next chapter of their lives, and the scholarship program is our way of saying "thank you."
Already, Sport Clips has provided:
• Almost $2 million in donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Operation Uplink free call days program
• More than two million connections with loved ones – and counting!
While we continue to support Free Call Days, Sport Clips wants to also support our nation’s heroes as they come home and transition into civilian life. Beginning this year, we’re excited to raise funds for the VFW’s "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program. Through Help A Hero, the VFW and Sport Clips will award scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualifying veterans beginning January 2014.
To learn more about the VFW’s "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship," visit SportClips.com/Hero.
If you know of someone who is serving, or has served, in the military, and who is, or will be, pursing an education back home, encourage him or her to apply for a Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship at VFW.org.