Sport Clips, Darlington announce extension
February 20, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Sponsorship of NASCAR Nationwide Series race goes through 2016
Sport Clips Haircuts has extended its partnership agreement with Darlington Raceway to sponsor the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 through the 2016 season.
"Sport Clips has been a fantastic partner and we are honored it is going to continue its relationship with Darlington Raceway for the next three years," Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile said.
"We are proud that this great partner views Darlington Raceway as a valuable platform to increase awareness of its national veterans-support programs. Today’s announcement shows the strength of the relationship and our continued commitment to fostering meaningful lasting partnerships."
The agreement ensures that Sport Clips and Darlington Raceway will continue to build on an already strong foundation started in 2012. The VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 is slated to run under the lights at the Track Too Tough to Tame on April 11.
As the "Official Haircutter" of the VFW, Sport Clips has donated more than $2 million to the organization through its annual "Help A Hero" campaign, which was established in 2007. Since their first contribution of more than $80,000, Sport Clips'donations have increased annually.
"As an organization comprised of combat veterans, the VFW is truly grateful for the continued effort of Sport Clips and Darlington Raceway in helping support those who’ve sacrificed so much for all of us," said VFW National Commander William A. Thien
Tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 on Friday, April 11 are now on sale. Remember, kids 12 and under are FREE for the race in general admission sections. Visit www.DarlingtonRaceway.com or call 866-459-7223 for more information.
The track offers all current and retired military personnel a half-priced ticket for any adult admission to either the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 or NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 by calling 843-395-8802 or visiting the ticket office during normal business hours.