Sport Clips presents VFW with single largest corporate gift to date

KANSAS CITY, Mo., December 13, 2010 - Sport Clips presented a $400,000 gift to VFW's Operation UplinkTM “Free Call Day” program which will provide hundreds of thousands of calls home for military personnel over the next year.

Sport Clips' donation is the single largest corporate gift to the program to date and will provide a Free Call Day for deployed and hospitalized American military personnel each month in 2011, including Christmas, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. The donation exceeds Sport Clips' 2010 goal of $300,000 and represents funds raised by company team members and clients from the franchise's 740 locations across the country.

Sport Clips Founder/CEO and VFW lifetime member, Gordon Logan, presented the gift to VFW Commander-in-Chief Richard Eubank. VFW Senior Vice Commander, Richard DeNoyer, and Junior Vice Commander, John Hamilton, also attended.
“We remain strong in our commitment to the men and women who are serving our country as well as their family and friends. We appreciate all those who worked to make this landmark donation possible,” Logan said. “The memory of wanting to call home during my days overseas is one that stays with me.”
“Sport Clips’ contribution is a remarkable expression of gratitude to all the brave men and women of our armed forces for their sacrifice and dedication. Our thanks go out to everyone who played a part in this wonderful and magnanimous endeavor,” said VFW National Commander Eubank.

VFW’s Operation Uplink is the premiere calling program for deployed service members. It provides free phone time to active-duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. Since 2006 the program has provided more than 4.7 million free phone calls home to loved ones.

Sport Clips began supporting Operation Uplink in 2007 and has donated more than $850,000 total, making them the largest corporate donor to the Free Call Day program. Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the VFW and supports military throughout the year with special in-store pricing and ownership options through the International Franchise Associations Vet Fran program. For more information about Sport Clips, visit SportClips.com.



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