Creating A Winning Team! – 5/7/13
This week the Team Rocco’s gym officially opened when Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer sparred for the first time inside the red, white and blue ring. It was a defining moment for the boxing team and for Rocco’s Collision Centers. As the two fighters entered the ring the beginning of Rocco’s second team, and venture, was underway. Since 1957 Rocco’s has led the collision repair industry throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area then, just over ten years ago Mark Cipparone, the owner of Rocco’s took the company to new heights by opening four additional shops. Now, Mark’s vision is to replicate that success by giving up-and-coming boxers from the area a fighting chance at a new life and new-found success. As Team Rocco’s continues its growth, so does our commitment focusing on quality collision repair. With Team Rocco’s soaring, our teams are living proof that diversifying our interests will help our business and in turn, help the communities around us.
Five (plus one) Interesting Facts about World Champ Danny “Swift” Garcia
This weekend Danny Garcia will defend his title against Zab Judah at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Rocco’s is a proud sponsor of the Team Garcia and look forward to seeing Danny raise the belt again.
1. He was once an Olympic alternate (Beijing) and as an amateur compiled an incredibly impressive 107-13 record.
2. He hails from Philadelphia with a passion for the City of Brotherly Love like no other – “Philly fighters show a lot of heart and determination and I have to keep that going. Philadelphia keeps me hungry, I love this city.”
3. On his way to the top he fought as an undercard for some of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport including: Mayweather vs. Hatton, Guzman vs. Soto and De La Hoya vs. Forbes.
4. On September 13, 2008, he beat Tyrone Wiggins by a TKO in just 64 seconds.
5. He became “World Champion” on January 28, 2012 after defeating Mexican Legend Eirk Morales in a 12 round unanimous decision.
Above all he is both a gentlemen and a world class boxer. Last week, just a few days before his upcoming title fight against Zab Judah, Danny took time out of his training routine to meet with a young local boy battling cancer. Great story.
Some say diversity is the spice of life (and work). At Rocco’s we fix cars and fix them well but we also believe in diversifying our interests. As a result we have decided to endorse a local boxer named Tevin Farmer (see below), and sponsor the World Champion, Danny Garcia. Tevin and Danny are both Philadelphia-born boxers and still train in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Tevin is a southpaw and often spars with Danny in an effort to help both fighters get ready for upcoming fights. Tevin has an upcoming bout against Isaac Suarez at the National Guard Armory while Danny defends his tltle the following day against Zab Judah. His fight will be one for the ages as he and Zab have provided very interesting commentary leading up to the fight. Here are some great quotes from Danny and his father Angel. Back at Rocco’s we’re doing our best to support our new interest including the building of a gym and ring. Our path to becoming a top-tier collision repair shop was built on dedication and hard work. Our goal to supporting our new team will be built on that same premise. Stay tuned for more information on Team Rocco’s.
Real Men Wear Pink
Our latest billboard will appear on the Walt Whitman Bride and on both Route 95 North and South beginning next week. The goal of this billboard is threefold: 1. To continue to promote our brand in the Greater Philadelphia Area 2. To help continue to advertise our interest in developing Tevin Farmer, a young boxer from Philadelphia. 3. To help raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer.