Parker barbershop to help local team


Roosters Men's Grooming Center is holding a fundraiser Oct. 28 to help a local lacrosse team raise money to compete in a national tournament at the end of the year.

The team, Altitude Stickness, is believed to be the only team from Colorado competing in the Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions on Dec. 30 through Jan. 1, 2012, in Wesley Chapel, Fla.

The team earned its spot after becoming the 2011 Colorado Cup Silver Medalist in June, said Erin Griffin, a Parker resident whose 14-year-old son, Jack, is among the team members, most of whom have played together since the second grade when they were the Parker Hawks.

They also are the 2010 and 2011 Colorado Youth Lacrosse Association Division Champions, the 2010 and 2011 Warrior Brine Jamboree Champions, the 2011 Steamboat Classic Champions, and the 2011 Denver Shoot Out Champions.

Brandi Shapiro, who owns Roosters Men's Grooming Center with her husband, Jesse, said they want to help the team because the players are doing a lot of the fundraising themselves.

"They really deserve to go," Shapiro said, adding that Roosters is "absolutely focused on giving back to the community."

A portion of the proceeds from all sales on Oct. 28 will go to team, Shapiro said, adding that "we hope to raise at least $250."

The team needs to raise $20,000 to send five coaches and 22 students from seven high schools in Parker, Highlands Ranch, Littleton and Aurora to the tournament. So far, $12,970 has been raised, said Kristen Bullock, a Parker resident whose 14-year-old son, Austin, is a team member and whose husband, Andy, is the head coach.

"We are thrilled to have the support of a local business helping a local team," Bullock said. "Both Jesse and Brandi have been incredible to work with, offering not only their financial support but also an amazing amount of excitement and energy to all of our fundraising efforts."

Roosters, which opened in July, is located at the Parker Gateway Marketplace, 9700 S. Parker Road #300, between Starbucks and CarToys. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28.

The Parker barbershop is one of more than 30 franchises nationwide. The first Roosters was opened in Lapeer, Mich., in 1999 by Joe Grondin, a master barber and founder who strives to give customers the best in men's personal grooming services to ensure the experience brings you back. For more information, visit


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