Sport Clips Haircuts Joins Forces with St. Baldricks, Collects $393,000 Through Nationwide Fundraiser at Register to Combat Childhood Cancer

By St. Baldrick's Foundation

May 16, 2024
4 min read

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Jo Anne Avelar

LOS ANGELES, CA – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation – the largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants, and Sport Clips Haircuts, continue their commitment to join forces and fund childhood cancer research. Since 2016, the dynamic partnership between Sport Clips and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation continues to make an impact in the lives of children battling cancer.

For the month of April, nearly 1,900 Sport Clips locations hosted an in-store fundraiser collecting donations at the register, allowing clients to donate directly to St. Baldrick’s, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Foundation and over $393,000 raised.

“When Sport Clips became an official national partner of St. Baldrick’s nine years ago, we were honored to be a part of such an important cause,” said Amanda Palm, Director of Communications & Partnerships for Sport Clips. “This partnership directly aligns with our company culture and values, and this fundraiser gives our team members and clients an opportunity to support our commitment to help St. Baldrick’s conquer kids’ cancer.”

From the beginning, the partnership between St. Baldrick’s and Sport Clips was a no–brainer since St. Baldrick’s is known for its signature head-shaving events, and Sport Clips provides stylists to shave heads. Officially, the St. Baldrick’s and Sport Clips partnership kicked into high gear in early 2016. At the company’s annual National Huddle event in San Antonio, Sport Clips broke the St. Baldrick’s record for most heads shaved in a day.

Kathleen Ruddy, St. Baldrick’s CEO, was on hand to accept the donation, which was used to fund research and clinical trials that find new and better treatments for childhood cancers. That was only the beginning and the momentum picked up from there.

To date, Sport Clips locations have gotten involved in local St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events and hosted their own fundraisers, contributing $3.5 million to ensure the mission of St. Baldrick’s to fuel the best childhood cancer research wherever it takes place in the world.

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 ranks #44 in the Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” for 2024 and was named a 2024 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review. There are almost 1,900 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 2021 Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $14 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 NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing team, and partners with other NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Every 2 minutes, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer. In the U.S., 1 in 5 will not survive. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants, has awarded more than $342 million to researchers to Conquer Kids’ Cancer. When you give to St. Baldrick’s, you don’t just give to one hospital – you support every institution with the expertise to treat kids with cancer across the U.S. St. Baldrick’s ensures that children fighting cancer now — and those diagnosed in the future — will have access to the most cutting-edge treatment, by supporting every stage of research, from new ideas in the lab to the training of the next generation of researchers, to lifesaving clinical trials. St. Baldrick’s has played a role in virtually every advancement in the field over the past 25 years and remains essential in advancing progress and fostering innovation in childhood cancer research.

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