ATLANTA (July 13, 2016) – Georgia Aquarium’s partnership with Great Clips ended on May 13, 2016, but not before raising $64,000 benefiting the Aquarium’s Veterans Immersion Program. The partnership began on March 17, 2016, when Great Clips kicked off its cause marketing promotion in 175 salons located throughout the southeastern United States.

“The partnership with Great Clips has been a great opportunity for Georgia Aquarium, and specifically our Veterans Immersion Program,” said Hiroshi Okuda, director of sponsor relations at Georgia Aquarium. “We are excited to continue to work together through future partnerships with Great Clips later this year.”

Salon customers were given the opportunity to donate $1 to the Veterans Immersion Program, and receive $2 off their next haircut. Georgia Aquarium is honored to provide this unique adjunctive therapy to complement current rehabilitation and reintegration programs by giving veterans the opportunity to swim or dive in the 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot exhibit, alongside whale sharks, manta rays, and hundreds of other animals.

“On behalf of all area Great Clips salon owners and their stylists, we’re proud to contribute our time, talents and resources to a great cause like the Veterans Immersion Program,” said Great Clips salon owner Rick Aagaard.

Georgia Aquarium will also be partnering with Great Clips for their back-to-school promotion, starting July 15 through August 30, 2016. Customers who purchase a haircut at Great Clips during the promotion will receive a voucher for Georgia Aquarium tickets for a discount price of $25 that can be redeemed in September and October of this year.

For more information on Georgia Aquarium's Veterans Immersion Program, please visit www.georgiaaquarium.org//veterans-immersion-program.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org

ABOUT GREAT CLIPS

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,900 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 1,200 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 35,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. As a walk-in salon, Great Clips provides value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. Getting a great haircut is more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.