In its more than 25 years of existence, Great Clips, Inc. has had a history of giving back, and that tradition continues strong. The Great Clips Charity Golf Classic began in 1997 as a means to provide funding and awareness for underfunded but necessary programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. In the 14 years since it's inception, the event has raised almost $2,200,000 for programs at Children's. The Great Clips Charity Golf Classic is a collaborative effort between the Great Clips corporate office in Edina, Minn., and the Associations of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota–Minneapolis and St. Paul. This year's event was held on June 27, 2011 at Bearpath Country Club.

About Great Clips

Great Clips was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 2,700 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the largest single-brand salon in North America. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, highquality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.

For almost 20 years, Great Clips has been a champion for the patients and families of the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota community. Through it’s many different initiatives, Great Clips’s and the Great Needs, Great Deeds program has awarded Children’s with $2,872,000 in support of the school re-entry program and underfunded but necessary programs. Children’s is proud to partner with Great Clips in their efforts to help kids in their communities.

Great Clips Volunteers

In addition to the annual Cut-a-Thon, local Great Clips stylists continue to support Children's by coming to the hospital on a monthly basis to cut and style the hair of patients and families who are unable to leave the hospital. These haircuts range from quick trims for parents to helping cancer patients through the process of losing their hair.