Little Italy To Host Coach Rob Mendez “Who Says I Can’t?” Book Signing

The Little Italy Association, in partnership with Convivio, is hosting a book signing and meet-and-greet reception in celebration of local resident, Coach Rob Mendez’ new book, “Who Says I Can’t?”.

The book signing will take place during the Little Italy Mercato. Following the book signing, a meet-and-greet reception will be held at Amici House from 3PM-4PM. Attendees of the reception can enjoy light bites and sips while having the opportunity to hear more of Coach Rob’s inspiring anecdotes.

 

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An incredible book about a fearless life

In “Who Says I Can’t?”, Mendez shares his story of being born with an extraordinarily rare condition called tetra-amelia syndrome, leaving him without arms or legs. Being passionate about sports since birth, Mendez has not let his condition define him.

Coach Rob Mendez has been a fixture on the Bay Area high school football coaching scene for more than a dozen years. A busy and accomplished motivational speaker, as well as a successful coach, his perseverance in landing his first coaching job became the subject of dozens of profiles in national media, as well as the ESPN documentary short feature, “Who Says I Can’t?” The film was nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award and was entered in the Tribeca Film Festival, and he has also received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPY Awards in 2019.

Currently serving as the offensive coordinator for Francis Parker, Mendez continues to inspire his students, as well as professional athletes from the NFL, NBA and MLB.

 

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“Coach Rob is a beloved member of our community and we are inspired to be able to support him and his new book,” said Chris Gomez, District Manager of the Little Italy Association. “We invite everyone to come out and support such an incredible book, but an even more incredible individual. Coach Rob’s memoir is a story of perseverance and having the opportunity to not only meet him, but converse with him, is truly inspiring.”

 

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The book signing

The “Who Says I Can’t?” book signing will be taking place outside of Parakeet Café on the corner of W. Date & India Streets, facing the Little Italy sign, and is open to all. The meet-and-greet reception at Amici House, 250 W. Date St, is taking place from 3PM-4PM and is by RSVP only. To RSVP for the Who Says I Can’t Meet-and-Greet Reception please visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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