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Sport Clips to donate hair to oil spill cleanup effort

Posted: May 11, 2010 6:09 p.m.
Updated: May 12, 2010 6:09 p.m.
Sport Clips Haircuts, a men and boys hair care provider, is asking its 690 stores, including those in the Santa Clarita Valley, to gather their vaccumed hair and send it to Matter of Trust, an organization that makes oil-soaking mats and booms from hair and fur.

"Each of our Sport Clips stores collects approximately two pounds of clippings at the end of the day," said Robin Pellegrino, owner and area developer of Sport Clips in Valencia. "We hope our donations will make an impact by helping to generate products that will clean up leftover oil. We have many locations in coastal and Gulf states, and team members from stores across the country are ready and willing to pitch in on this effort."

At the end of each business day, participating Sport Clips stores will box up the collected hair and ship it to pre-arranged sites, according to Gordon Logan, the franchise's founder and CEO.

Sport Clips has participated in what it calls "philanthropic work" in the past, but according to Logan, this is the first time in the franchise's 15-year history that oil spill cleanup has been at the heart of a company effort.

About Sport Clips
Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise ranked in the top 100 overall and top 50 in growth for the sixth straight year in "Entrepreneur Magazine's" "Franchise 500" and in the top 50 in Dun and Bradstreet's "2010 AllBusiness AllStars."

Sport Clips is the "official haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises.

They are also the largest contributor to the VFW's Operation Uplink program, having donated almost $500,000 to help overseas soldiers call home.

Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR driver, Joey Logano, and holds partnerships with several teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL).


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