Local Sports Journal

This Veterans Day Sport Clips has a special offer to area veterans. Free hair cuts for veterans and active-duty military members. The Veterans Day Cut-a-Thon will donate $1 from each haircut given to Help A Hero scholarships for veterans.

If you have served, are serving or have a friend who serves our country’s military, send them to Sport Clips Haircuts. You can find the Muskegon area Sports Clips at 5791 Harvey St., suite C by the Lakes Mall.

For the seventh year, Sport Clips locations across the country will be working to support U.S. service members through its Help A Hero program. Since 2007, the program has focused on providing phone calls home for deployed and hospitalized service members and, this year, is broadening to help veterans transition to new careers through scholarships.

Sport Clips and its clients have donated almost $2 million to the VFW’s Operation Uplink Free Call Days program through Help A Hero. These donations have funded more than 2 million connections and continue to make calls home possible.

This year’s goal is to raise $575,000, which will afford scholarships of up to $5,000 for veterans who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.

Sport Clips nationwide began collecting donations at checkout Monday, October 14, and will continue through Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, when they recognize “The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year.” On this day, $1 from every haircut service will go toward VFW-administered scholarships for transitioning military.

Sport Clips makes a commitment to those who serve our country not just in word, but in deed. In addition to Help A Hero, Sport Clips offers special franchising options through the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran Program and is a supporter of Wounded Warriors Family Support, Ageless Aviation Dreams, and the Aleethia Foundation.

As a former Air Force officer, Sport Clips’ founder and CEO Gordon Logan has a special place in his heart for active-duty military and veterans. He serves on the VFW Foundation Board and as Chairman of the IFA’s VetFran Mentor Network.