HADLEY — TommyCar Auto Group was a supporter and sponsor of the Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon, with its Service Department offering discounts on vehicle maintenance to anyone willing to donate non-perishable canned goods. In addition to the generous community support, Country Hyundai, Country Nissan, and Northampton Volkswagen matched the first $1,000 that was donated by listeners each day, donating a grand total of $3,000 to Springfield Open Pantry. “It was inspiring to see how many people come out during those three days to donate non-perishable items. We were honored to be part of this amazing cause” said TommyCar co-owner Carla Cosenzi. This year, the annual Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon raised $108,000 for Springfield Open Pantry. Bax & O’Brien broadcasted 52 hours from the Basketball Hall of Fame in downtown Springfield. Their goal was to fill three 48-foot trailers with non-perishable food donations.
"Carla Cosenzi is all about numbers … and customers. The numbers come in the form of monthly markdown specials, which attract customers … and more customers mean growth. A trip down Northampton’s King Street is proof of the significant growth that Cosenzi and her brother, Tommy Cosenzi — president and vice president, respectively, of TommyCar Auto Group — have experienced since formally taking the reins of the company when their father, Thomas E. Cosenzi, succumbed to brain cancer in 2009. "