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Former Colorado Avalanche player Scott Parker raffling off $47K Harley to support TBI

11:46 AM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Don't let his long beard, tattoos and the role he played in his former profession scare you:  Scott Parker has a huge heart.  The proof:  he's about to give away a $47,000 prized possession.

The former Avalanche enforcer has made Castle Rock his home and currently owns a barbershop with his wife Francesca.  With its vintage and relaxed feel, The Lucky 27 Social Club and Barbershop has become a favorite hang out for ex-military.  The Parker's have grown close to many of them and wanted to do something special to help those suffering the after effects associated with calls of duty.  

Scott's charity, "Parker's Platoon," raises money to provide trained service dogs to ex-military men who are fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He also has a passion for helping those with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI); something Parker experiences symptoms of as a result of his hard hitting hockey days. 

Here's where the $47,000 prized possession comes in.  A few years ago Scott gave Francesca a gorgeous light blue vintage Harley.  She recently asked if they could raffle it off to help support TBI.  He wavered very briefly, then adamantly agreed it was a great idea. 

The Parkers are selling 500 raffle tickets for $100 each. Each ticket is worth one chance at winning the Harley.  Those interested can buy a ticket by either calling the barbershop at 720-440-9685 or at the Denver Cutthroats games on Friday or Saturday night.  If all 500 tickets are sold by Saturday night, the winning raffle ticket will be pulled at the Cutthroat's game.  Both games this weekend will honor the U.S. Military. 

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