National Partnerships

Help A Hero SCholarships

Sport Clips and VFW Help A Hero scholarship program logo

The VFW’s "Sport Clips’ Help A Hero Scholarship" program has contributed $11.4 million to the VFW since 2013, which has funded nearly 2,400 scholarships. Its primary focus is on funding scholarships for service members and veterans working toward finishing their education and taking the next steps in their post-military careers. By providing scholarships for use at post-secondary schools, including trade schools, our goal is to make the transition from a military career to the civilian workforce a little easier. From degrees in law, medicine, business, education, engineering and many more, these men and women share a common desire to make a difference as civilians.

ST. Baldrick's foundation

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In 2016, Sport Clips Haircuts proudly signed on as St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s first national sponsor,  and since then, has contributed more than $2.2 million to life-saving and life-changing childhood cancer research. Following its recommitment of $1 million in 2019,  the brand in 2022 committed to yet another $1 million dollars in support of childhood cancer research over the next three years. Sport Clips Team Members are active in the fight against cancer in local communities by assisting in raising funds for childhood cancer research while also supporting and hosting local shave events. Learn more about St. Baldrick’s by visiting their website, and join us in supporting their important mission! Whether you want to host a St. Baldrick’s signature head-shaving event in your community, or “brave the shave” yourself, there are many ways to get involved!

American Red Cross

Red Cross Partnership Logo

Since September 2015, Sport Clips has supported the American Red Cross Blood Services through its annual Saving Lives Never Looked So Good! Campaign. During September, presenting donors receive a coupon for a free haircut that can be redeemed at participating Sport Clips locations. It’s our way of saying thank you to the hundreds of thousands of blood and platelet donors around the country. Through our continued commitment to the Red Cross, Sport Clips’ Team Members and clients understand the need for blood and platelets never goes away, and is often drastically increased when disasters strike. For more information on lifesaving blood donations please consider Giving the Gift of Life.

DREAM FLIGHTS

Two men shaking hands at Ageless Aviation

Sport Clips is the primary sponsor for Dream Flights (formerly Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation), a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans. Through donations, and with its all-volunteer group, including the pilots who provide the flights, the foundation provides once-in-a-lifetime “Dream Flights” to veterans, many of whom served during WWII, in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the same aircraft used to train many military aviators in the late thirties and early forties. In 2021, Dream Flights completed Operation September Freedom, flying 891 World War II veterans in 61 days across the U.S. To date, the organization has flown more than 5,000 veterans. Any veterans can request a Dream Flight and family members and friends can nominate someone for a flight. 

GRATITUDE INITIATIVE

As a sponsor of Gratitude Initiative, Sport Clips helps support the organization in their mission to provide educational support and college scholarships to the children of military service members, veterans, disabled veterans and those killed in defense of our country. Gratitude Initiative serves families in more than 47 states as well as students in Europe, Japan, Korea and points between with career and college counseling, test prep, and financial aid counseling. In the last five years, the organization has provided significant financial aid to every student in its program and 99 percent of seniors in its program have been accepted into one or both of their top two preferred colleges. 

Aleethia Foundation

Aleethia Foundation members photos

The mission of the Aleethia Foundation is to support injured service members with therapeutic recreation, small financial grants, family emergency aid, assistive technology items, and home improvements to assist with an injured service member's mobility and other unmet needs. Sport Clips is proud to sponsor “Friday Night Dinners” which provide injured veterans and their families with the opportunity to enjoy a great meal while socializing – an integral part of the healing process.

Honor Flight Network (Austin) 

Honor Flight Austin logo

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices. Honor Flight transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to senior veterans – World War II in particular, along with other veterans who may be terminally ill. Sport Clips specifically supports the Austin, Texas Honor Flight division.

VetFran

VetFran Helps Veterans Become Franchisees

VetFran was founded in 1991 as a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation. Its mission is to education veterans and franchisors about the unique match between veterans and franchisors as well as to assist veterans in their transition/entrance into franchising. Qualified veterans who are interested in owning a Sport Clips are eligible for a 20 percent discount off of Sport Clips’ franchise fee through participation in VetFran.

 

Eric Gozur-wayne McGlone Memorial Relief Fund

Sport Clips Memorial Relief FundHelping each other is the most important benefit of being part of a team. Caring is at the core of the Sport Clips values system and the Sport Clips Eric Gozur-Wayne McGlone Memorial Relief Fund is one of the many ways this is demonstrated. The Gozur-McGlone Relief Fund has awarded nearly $3.6 million in grants to more than 800 Sport Clips Team Members who have suffered unforeseen tragedies such as illness, accidents, tornadoes, fires, floods, and more.