LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to announce that Sport Clips Haircuts has recommitted their efforts to conquer childhood cancers and will donate another $1 million to St. Baldrick's over the next three years. In 2016, Sport Clips Haircuts signed on as a St. Baldrick's national partner and has since generously donated $1.1 million to support the most promising childhood cancer research.
"The extension of our partnership with St. Baldrick's makes perfect sense, as our organizations make a great team, with St. Baldrick's hosting shave events and Sport Clips providing stylists to shave heads," said Gordon Logan, Sport Clips founder and CEO. "It has been a privilege to help St. Baldrick's positively impact the lives of countless children by contributing to their research funding. We are excited to continue this relationship to expand the mission of this worthwhile organization."
Since the launch of this partnership, Sport Clips has provided stylist support at more than 100 St. Baldrick's signature head-shaving events, with more than 600 shavees directly connected to Sport Clips. Sport Clips will continue to support St. Baldrick's by providing volunteer stylists for local St. Baldrick's events, promoting the mission of St. Baldrick's at its store locations, and organizing its own St. Baldrick's head-shaving events, among other activities.
"Sport Clips has been a tremendous partner in the fight against childhood cancers," said St. Baldrick's CEO Kathleen Ruddy. "Few companies have made so direct or lasting an impact on the survival of children with cancer throughout the United States, and through their continued support St. Baldrick's will be able to fund the most promising childhood cancer research to find cures and better treatments. We are grateful to be able to continue our partnership with Sport Clips and can't wait to see what we will accomplish together over the next three years."
Jason McKinley, a Sport Clips franchisee with stores in New Jersey, has been a long-time supporter of St. Baldrick's. His contributions have included everything from hosting events to providing stylist support to local events to shaving his head in support of the organization. To date, his team has raised $57,000 for childhood cancer research.
"As a Sport Clips team leader [franchisee] and supporter of St. Baldrick's, I shave my head for every super kid thriving against the odds," said McKinley. "As a business owner, it's an incredible opportunity to raise money for this organization. As a team, we understand the importance of this event and what it means to everybody involved."
Sport Clips will host its annual National Huddle in Las Vegas in April, where it will bring together more than 3,000 team members, including franchisees, managers, support team members, and more, from the U.S. and Canada. The event features nationally-recognized guest speakers, company highlights, educational breakout sessions, including one featuring St. Baldrick's, and a vendor expo.
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About St. Baldrick's Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick's Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick's funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.
About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, offers online check in for clients, and is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the "Fastest-Growing Franchises" and #17 in its "Franchise 500." There are more than 1,800 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a "2018 Best for Vets: Franchises" by Military Times. Sport Clips provides "Haircuts with Heart" through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $6.5 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR drivers Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.
SOURCE St. Baldrick's Foundation