For more than 30 years, Gary Barbera has been a cornerstone in Philadelphia. As a leading car dealer and philanthropist, Mr. Barbera enjoys helping individuals and families in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, through his charitable work and his organization Gary Barbera Cares. Over the years, Mr. Barbera’s work in the community has led to partnerships and friendships with iconic citizens in Philadelphia. One such person is Asante Samuel, the all-pro NFL cornerback who spent four years in the Philadelphia Eagles organization.
Samuel ranks 32nd all-time in career interceptions, and his nine interceptions in 2009 tie him for second in single-season picks in Eagles history. He led the league in interceptions that season, and he is also a two-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowl participant. Needless to say, Samuel is one of the most iconic players to wear an Eagles uniform.
During his time in Philadelphia, Samuel frequented Mr. Barbera’s dealership, which specializes in Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. He visited Mr. Barbera at Barbera’s Autoland in 2012 to pick out a 2012 Dodge Durango R/T, and has been a great friend and behind the wheel of Barbera vehicles since joining the Eagles in 2008. Mr. Barbera is a huge Eagles fan, and is always excited to see Samuel and other Eagles players when he gets the opportunity.
Just like the athletes, Mr. Barbera continues to develop relationships in the community and support initiatives that are important in Philadelphia. You can learn more about Mr. Barbera, including his auto dealerships and philanthropic work, by connecting with Gary Barbera Cares online.