Tocci Sponsors 11th Annual BSMC Buddy Run

Tocci Sponsors 11th Annual BMC SPARK Buddy Run

Woburn, MA (July 23, 2019) Last Saturday, July 18, Tocci Building Corporation once again sponsored Boston Medical Center’s SPARK Center fundraiser organized by the Boston Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. In spite of the searing heat, over a hundred motorcyclists joined the commemorative ride which began at Florian Hall in Dorchester, proceeded to the gravesite of former firefighter and Buffalo Soldier Phinazee “Buddy” Brown south of the city, and returned to SPARK headquarters in Mattapan for lunch.
During the opening ceremony John Tocci, CEO of Tocci Building Corporation offered a matching challenge to all present. He said Tocci is committed to supporting SPARK because of the positive outcomes and dedicated staff who care deeply for the young children they serve.

Dana Smith, president of Boston’s Buffalo Soldiers, said the annual ride has raised more than $70,000 for SPARK.

“If you knew Buddy, he was a gentle giant and a caring person,” Smith said. “If you look at the SPARK Center and how they treat the children, that defines Buddy.”

About Tocci Building Corporation

Tocci Building Corporation is a Woburn MA-based innovative construction firm, providing complete construction services for private, public, and institutional clients in the Northeast. Known for technology-informed building, Tocci’s team directs the construction process from planning to completion. Tocci is dedicated to their community, clients, and the transformation of the construction industry, one project at a time. For more information, visit

About BMC’s SPARK Center

The mission of the SPARK Center is to help Boston’s highest-risk children to build brighter tomorrows. SPARK provides therapeutic, medically-specialized programs for children. SPARK makes long-term investments in fragile children—helping them to believe in themselves, make healthy choices, cope with emotional problems, achieve in school and gain success as adults. For more information, visit their website.

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