MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 9, 2023 – Bosch Power Tools, the Official Power Tools, Power Tool Accessories and Measuring Tools Sponsor of FC Dallas, has announced the winner of its inaugural “Hardest Worker Award,” a program designed to celebrate an exceptional FC Dallas player whose hard work, commitment to the team and dedication to the game of soccer shines through on the field.
Left-back Marco Farfan was named the 2023 “Hardest Worker Award” winner during a special halftime ceremony at FC Dallas’ final home game of the season on Saturday, October 7th. Set to the backdrop of a video tribute on Toyota Stadium’s videoboard, Bosch Power Tools Regional President, Robert Hesse, presented Farfan with a commemorative trophy and recognized the team leader in minutes played for his on-field performance, off-the-field work ethic and exceptional work in the community.
“Hard work fuels not just the FC Dallas team, but local industry and the expansion of this growing city. Marco is the epitome of what you can accomplish with hard work, determination and grit, which is something both Bosch and the hardworking FC Dallas fans relate to and admire,” said Hesse. “As a company dedicated to hard work on the jobsite and in the community, I cannot think of a more fitting recipient of the ‘Hardest Worker Award’ than Marco Farfan.”
In partnership with FC Dallas, the coaching staff and Bosch Power Tools, four stand-out FC Dallas players were nominated for the “Hardest Worker Award,” who’s on-and-off-field contributions were highlighted throughout the season in a four-part video series. Marco Farfan, Jader Obrian, Sam Janqua and Facundo Quignon were nominated for the award, and coaches identified Farfan as the winner based on his relentless determination, community commitment and for bringing his A-game all season.
“The FC Dallas roster is loaded with hardworking players who understand the importance of giving back to the community that supports our game,” said Farfan. “I’m honored to receive this award and grateful to Bosch Power Tools for championing many of the same values my teammates and I make a point to prioritize.”
Off the field, Bosch Power Tools is committed to supporting trade workers across the greater Dallas area and making meaningful connections with those in need. Bosch Power Tools is a proud partner of the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity team, supporting their mission to build over 20 local homes in 2023. Through this support, the company donated many of the tools – like 18V miter saws, reciprocating saws and other power tools – needed to complete the builds. Several Bosch volunteers also gathered at a Dallas Habitat for Humanity build site this week, following their previous wall frame build in July, continuing to help the organization in building affordable housing in the area.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Bosch Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century's worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Throughout North America, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, measuring tools and accessories. For more information visit www.boschtools.com.
Having established a presence in North America in 1906, today the Bosch Group employs nearly 37,000 associates in more than 100 locations in the region (as of Dec. 31, 2022). According to preliminary 2022 figures, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $15 billion in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For more information visit www.bosch.us, www.bosch.ca and www.bosch.mx.The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of Dec. 31, 2022). The company generated sales of $93.1 billion in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is "Invented for life." The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch's global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company's future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs roughly 84,800 associates in research and development, of which more than 44,000 are software engineers. In North America, Bosch employs approximately 3,500 associates in research and development.
About FC Dallas
FC Dallas is owned by Hunt Sports LLC and is committed to creating championship moments on and off the pitch. Since being purchased from Major League Soccer in 2003, FC Dallas has developed the 145-acre Toyota Stadium and Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas where it plays its home matches. FC Dallas and its affiliates operate the MLS NEXT Academy, boys and girls' youth programs as well as MLS NEXT Pro’s North Texas SC. FC Dallas won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 1997 and 2016 while also winning the MLS Supporters’ Shield in 2016.