‘Voice of the Giants’ Jon Miller to speak at Simpson University

For Immediate Release

01.11.2013

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will host an evening with renowned baseball broadcaster Jon Miller, known as the “Voice” of the San Francisco Giants, on Sunday, Feb. 10, inside its gymnasium at 2211 College View Drive.

The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Redding Community Baseball Field, a first-class, regulation-sized field being built on the university’s campus for area youth and collegiate teams. Baseball-themed attire is encouraged.

The 5:30 to 7 p.m. event (doors open at 5) will include baseball stadium-themed food, silent and live auctions, and tales from the legendary Miller, who has announced Giants games for 16 seasons on KNBR Radio and NBC Bay Area.

Tickets cost $30 per person, or $300 for a table of 10. Sponsor tables can be purchased for $500 and include a photo with Miller prior to the event and acknowledgement in the event program.

Seating is limited; tickets can be purchased online.

In 2010, Miller was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick award winner for baseball broadcasting excellence. Known for his eloquent game description, sense of humor, and rich voice, Miller worked 21 seasons as the play-by-play commentator on the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game of the week.

Prior to coming to San Francisco, Miller worked with the Baltimore Orioles (1983-96), Texas Rangers (1978-79), and Boston Red Sox (1980-82). During his tenure at ESPN Radio, he broadcast 12 World Series and was nominated twice for Emmy awards.

Miller and his wife, Janine, live in Moss Beach. They have four children.

For more information about the Feb. 10 event, contact the Simpson University Advancement Event Office at (530) 226-4750 or email cgiacomelli@simpsonu.edu.

For more information about the Redding Community Baseball Field, visit facebook.com/letsplayball.

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Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include degrees in nursing, biology, outdoor leadership, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. For more information, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.

 

Contact: SU Public Relations
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