FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; FRI., SEPT. 19, 2014
FROM CINCINNATI BENGALS PUBLIC RELATIONS
BENGALS HONOR ANTHONY SIMMS-HOWELL
THROUGH NFL HISPANIC HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARDS
The Bengals have selected Anthony Simms-Howell as the Cincinnati recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the fourth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2014 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
The Bengals will honor Simms-Howell this Sunday at their Hispanic Heritage game against the Tennessee Titans.
Simms-Howell is owner and vice president of VASH Services, Inc., a bilingual (Spanish and English) accounting and tax service. He is vice-chairman of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. He was a founding member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati, and he was inducted in 2011 into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
He is currently the dean commissioner of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic Latino Affairs as well as a former board member of both Santa Maria Community Services and LULAC Cincinnati, where he is also a founding member.
"Tony" Simms-Howell was born in the Republic of Panama. He and his wife, Julieta, migrated to the United States in 1968.
Each award recipient through this NFL program will select an organization of his or her choice that serves the local community to receive a $2000 donation.