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Gary Barbera and His BarberaCares Programs Barbera Bear Discuss the Phillie Phanatic and Mascot Meaning on Fox Sports Radio with Loraine Ballard Morrill

Philly's famous mascot, the Barbera Bear, is here, there and everywhere and he's giving tips for being the best "Is Barbera Best? Boy I Guess!" Barbera Bear mascot he or she can be.


Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/27/2020 --Never take off the fur in front of anyone – It's important to stay in character. As a mascot, you represent the team. The Barbera Bear represent the 3 decades of the Barbera family, Barbera culture, the guests and clients and the importance to stay true to character. The Philly fans deserve to know that the Barbera Bear will never remove his big bear head or hat in front of the children. The Barbera Bear is magical and he brings magic and happiness to the Philly fans, especially the little children. Can't break the belief system!

Have fun! – Mascots are here to bring the noise and the fun! Act larger than life, dance, be happy and spread that happiness.

Take photos and videos – Philadelphia families love to take pictures with the Barbera Bear, that's what he's here for.

Be safe and act in a safe manner – Young fans are watching. As a mascot, the Barbera Bear must lead by example. Nothing, no stunts that could injure him or his fans. Children do as you do not as you say.

Ignore any hecklers – Sure, sometimes there's an occasional person who wants to try to take the Barbera Bear's hat or plays a little too rough...that comes with the territory. Philadelphia fans are passionate and sometimes that can lead to the occasional poke of the Bear. But, that's okay. Barbera bear keeps his spirits up, he's part of a team bigger than one person or one Bear.

Treasure the opportunity – The Barbera Bear has the opportunity to meet thousands of people and fans a week. That means a lot to him. It's his pleasure to get out there and perform. That's what he does best.

When the Barbera Bear hears, "Is Barbera the Best? Boy I Guess!!!!" and when the little kids come running up for a hug, he knows he's doing his best and doing it well.

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About Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard and his BarberaCares Programs
Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard proudly celebrates their 30th anniversary since swinging open the doors showcasing Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep and CPOV vehicles collaborating with it's own Philadelphia's Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1000 Vehicles including 300 Jeeps Cheap at one location. Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized by FCA as Philadelphia's #1 volume dealer in both new and pre-owned vehicles for decades. Getting their start as a Dodge dealer has propelled them to be the #1 Dodge Dealer in 6 states, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, and WV since the start while receiving Chrysler's highest accolade J D Power certification.

The Barbera Culture, rooted in the belief that Business Comes Where it is Invited and Stays where it is Well Treated. The Barbera organization hires hospitality and trains talent instilling within every single employee the philosophy of guest hospitality, consistent service, and gratefulness for the client's most precious gift of their valuable time. Their proudest moments are when they are welcoming back families who have purchased 9-10 cars and who send their friends and family. The biggest compliment is the wonderful thoughtful gift of a referral of family and friends.

The Barbera family credits their parents with instilling the Barbera Culture of Hospitality, Family Values and Work Ethic. Their mother Rita Barbera, known to all as "Lovely Rita" was kind, socially conscious, and valued family and hardwork. Their father, Eugene Barbera planted the automotive seed through his business, Palm Auto, a carwash, gas station, auto repair and body shop center located in Fishtown before it bloomed into the sprawling area it is today. The Barbera Family would work for their father as children inspired by their father's work ethic and client satisfaction standards. Their dad said, "Hard work never hurt anyone but Aggravation sure will kill you."

Honored to be recognized with the prestigious Family Owned Business award for dual accolades; Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares for Community Service Excellence. On the heels of this crowning achievement Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized alongside industry icons 6ABC, QVC, and Comcast NBCUniversal for Corporate Philanthropy as the region's most charitable givers.

BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service including broadcasting their Don't Text and Drive Campaign- Keep the Boulevard Safe message to everyone, especially the young. Proud to be the inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell's Adopt-A-Highway state wide clean up initiative from the ground up, 1000's of Turkey and Winter Coat hand deliveries to underserved sections of the city such as Strawberry Mansion, massively leading the way in Solar Recycling Cans around the city. Support of Philadelphia's finest including P.A.L, honoring Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Of course 1000's of individuals, children, families, youth groups, churches and synagogues have been added to the list of those being assisted by BarberaCares over the 3 decades.

Their Philly famous mascot – the Barbera Bear can be seen lending a paw and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is also known for where the Stars buy their Cars! It all began with Jim McMahon and Doug Pederson as a young Quarterback in the 90's with many, many stars in between and after. Now it's Coach Doug Pederson and he's been driving Barbera for decades! Now it's your turn. I would be remiss if I didn't ask you.... Is Barbera the Best... Boy I Guess!