Simon featured at Okanagan Sun scholarship dinner

Ex-B.C. Lions' receiver to be guest speaker at annual event Oct. 7

Geroy Simon will be in Kelowna in October for an Okanagan Sun fund raising event.

Geroy Simon will be in Kelowna in October for an Okanagan Sun fund raising event.

Former B.C. Lion star receiver Geroy Simon will be the guest speaker at the seventh annual Okanagan Sun scholarship dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Coast Capri Hotel.

After a 15-year playing career, Simon returned to the CFL’s Lions as their Player/Business Developmental Advisor.

He spent 12 seasons as a Lion, establishing franchise marks for receptions (904), yards (14,756) and touchdowns (93).

A six-time CFL All-Star and seven-time West Division All-Star, Geroy was the league’s Most Outstanding Player in 2006 after posting career-highs in both receptions (105) and yards (1,856).

In total, Geroy played 237 regular season games for Winnipeg, BC and Saskatchewan recording all-time CFL marks of 1,029 receptions for 16,352 yards to go along with 103 touchdowns. His career also included 18 playoff games and four trips to the Grey Cup.

Over 100 players have benefited from the Sun Scholarship Fund in the past six years.

Players have been able to continue their education at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan while playing football at a high level.

Tickets for the Seventh Annual Scholarship Dinner are available now at a cost of $150 per person, taxes not included.

Tables of Eight are $1,200, while tables of 10 sell for $1,500.

Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m, with dinner scheduled for 7 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling Stewart Vanderheide @ 250-300-5567.


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