Sport Clips Huddles in Fort Worth with the American Red Cross


By Maribel Flores

The excitement was high on Monday, May 5 at the Fort Worth Convention Center for the 2023 Sport Clips National Huddle in partnership with the American Red Cross, which consists of an annual blood drive campaign each September. At this conference, the Red Cross teamed up with Sport Clips to encourage vital blood donations in exchange for a free haircut to those who donated. Over 2,500 stylists, artists and business owners were in attendance for this annual event with 56 people stepping up to donate and 66 total units of blood collected that day.

It all started in 2008 with Matt Lewis (pictured) and a sandwich. Lewis is an area developer for Sport Clips based out of North Carolina. During a blood donation stop one day, he received a coupon for a free chicken sandwich. He thought, what a great idea- what if we could give free haircuts in exchange for blood donations?

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