The Judd Kendall VFW recognized a local business for their support of local veterans.
VFW representatives presented Sports Clips in Naperville with a certificate of recognition.
In 1997, the VFW launched Operation Uplink, raising money to provide free calls home for those serving overseas.
Then in 2007, Sports Clips joined the cause, since then raising more than $2 million for the local VFW.
Since January alone, active military men and women have made more than seven million calls totaling 90 million minutes.
In January, Sports Clips will be creating a new program, awarding up to $5,000 for veterans continuing their education after serving.
Beginning in October through Veterans Day in November, Sports Clips will be raising money for the Judd Kendall VFW.
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