Former Morehead State standout Phil Simms, who spent 15 seasons with the National Football League's New York Giants, will be featured at the football program's fundraiser on Saturday, March 29. The event will take place inside MSU's Academic-Athletic Center.
The fundraiser is scheduled to begin with a meet and greet session at 6 p.m. Dinner will follow at approximately 7 p.m. Dinner tickets are $75 per person (which includes a $50 contribution). Dinner, plus the meet and greet, runs $150 per person (which includes a $125 contribution).
A corporate sponsorship option for $1,500 (which includes a $1,300 contribution) is also available. Businesses will receive a table for up to eight guests, access to the meet and greet session and recognition during the program.
Guests attending the meet and greet session will receive an autographed photo of Phil. All proceeds will support the MSU football program, and contributions are tax deductible. Reservations should be made by Friday, March 21.
Space is limited, so Eagle fans and supporters are encouraged to act quickly. To make reservations on-line, visit https://alumni.moreheadstate.edu/philsimms. For more information, call 1-877-690-4483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Everyone associated with the Morehead State football program is excited about Phil's appearance on March 29," Head Coach Rob Tenyer said. "We hope all MSU fans and supporters will be able to join us for what should be a fantastic evening."
Simms, who lettered for the Eagles from 1975-78, tallied 5,545 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior. He was inducted into the Morehead State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
Playing for the Giants from 1979-93, Simms shattered 19 franchise records. His numbers are retired by both the Giants (#11) and Morehead State (#12). Simms led the Giants to Super Bowl victories at the end of the 1986 and 1990 seasons. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl following the 1985 and 1993 campaigns.
A graduate of Southern High School in Louisville, Simms joined CBS Sports in 1998. He currently works with Jim Nantz on the network's lead NFL broadcast crew.
"Everyone points to Phil as the most successful player in our football program's history," Tenyer said. "Not only did he have an outstanding playing career, but he's a terrific person. We truly appreciate his support of our current and future players."