Since 2007, Sport Clips has helped U.S. service members connect with their loved ones through our Help A Hero program, benefitting the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Operation Uplink™ Free Call Days. Through company and client donations, almost 2 million dollars have been contributed to the program and more than 2 million calls have been made possible - and counting! To see the 2014 Operation Uplink schedule, click here.
In 2013, Sport Clips was proud to partner with the VFW to expand Help A Hero's focus with the addition of the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program. Through the assistance these scholarships provide, active-duty U.S. service members and veterans are able to pursue the education and training they need to begin the next chapter of their lives.
In the fall of 2013, Sport Clips locations nationwide collected donations to help provide scholarships, of up to $5,000, to our nation's heroes. Through the support of Help A Hero by our stores, Clients, and others across the nation, Sport Clips was able to raise $500,000! To see a list of our 2014 spring semester recipients, click here.
As veterans return home, 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 make this transition a little easier.
To learn more about the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program, including details on eligibility, click here.
Thank you for your support!