To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin FC in partnership with Gillette created an opportunity for nine young soccer players from three local high schools to build relationships with the Verde & Black. The coaches from Eastside, Crockett, and Travis High School each selected three of their most deserving varsity players to participate in the first annual Cortes y Charlas.
In hopes of supporting and celebrating the community space that barbershops provide, we reached out to Latina owned Barbon’s Barbershop in East Austin to provide the cuts and the perfect space for these students.
"As born and raised Austinites, we wanted to open our sister-owned barbershop in the heart of East Austin,” said Clara and Sarita Sanchez. “Staying true to our roots, we are proud supporters of everything local. Our patrons are treated like family, and we make community, superior service, good vibes, and traditional barbering a priority for all who visit!"
Each student had the opportunity to receive a free haircut, and if desired, duplicate an Austin FC’s player’s fresh cut of their choice, and spend some time connecting with Emiliano Rigoni and Julio Cascante about life, school, fútbol, Hispanic culture, and their dreams for the future.