Benjamin Sims was an outstanding father who truly cared for his family. He made great efforts to give back to his community while providing for his loved ones – someone whom anyone could depend on when needed.
Sims has average size and tools as a run blocker, patiently taking his time settling into his position centered in run blocking, as well as showing ability to make plays in pass game situations.
Early Life and Education
Ben Sims graduated from Fremont High School and served a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission in New York City – North Spanish Speaking Mission. After returning home, he worked hard and pursued his entrepreneurial spirit by owning several businesses and real estate properties.
He began his own family and formed unbreakable ties with each of his children: Ari, Quinn and Roman brought him immense happiness; thus prompting him to work tirelessly towards providing them with an outstanding quality of life.
Benjamin Sims was born in Virginia to Granville Sims and Sarah Catherine Sheppard (nee Sims) on April 24, 1860 and had six siblings including Charles Monroe Sims as well as three other siblings who died shortly thereafter in West Virginia on month day of age 73.
Ben was raised in Fremont and attended Weber State University before serving a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – New York City North Spanish Speaking Mission – prior to pursuing his entrepreneurial spirit by starting numerous businesses ventures.
Simms was selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft, and went on to play 15 years for them.
He was an exceptional professional who deeply valued both his career and those close to him. He strived to strike a balance between work and family life for his family members, forging unbreakable bonds between them all. Furthermore, he cared deeply for both friends and colleagues, always ready to lend assistance whenever needed.
Achievement and Honors
His work was widely lauded by critics and he won several prestigious awards, such as winning the George Shirley Vocal Competition. Additionally, he appeared in many solo recitals such as two on Hour of Power from Mormon Tabernacle Choir as well as appearing multiple times at Carnegie Hall.
Simon Sykes and Sims was also part of a trio called Simon, Sykes & Sims, singing spirituals and American songs. Additionally, his passion for community service extends into working with University of Shreveport and Bossier Parish Community College to develop skills reentry programs for female inmates at Caddo Correctional Center.
History studies helped him recognize the necessity of grounding computer security research within an understanding of society as a whole, so much so that he awarded scholarships for undergraduate students studying abroad at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Sims’ political career began when he was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a member of the 182nd Legislative District in 2012.
David has collaborated with attorneys and legislators on issues including pay equity and environmental regulation. Furthermore, he served as Staff Counsel for Policy and Planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association.
He leaves behind his wife, Kathy, and three children: Taft, Sara Margaret and Elizabeth Sims Nowell. In his free time he enjoyed watching Clemson football and Eagles football games as well as local music performances at Philadelphia clubs and events; in recent years he also released several mix albums of local tunes.
As a handyman, Sims lives an honest and hard-working life. Armed with his quick smile and comprehensive tool belt, women in town don’t mind calling upon him when their appliances break down – this includes Ralston, Hailey Shepherd, and Gracie Loveland whom he also helps out regularly.
Sims has made several trades of SWI stock throughout his career. One notable transaction occurred on 4 February 2014 when he exercised 76,775 units worth more than $306,957. Additionally, he held WildHorse Resource Development Corp and Genesis Energy LP shares; more information regarding his ownership can be found in his Form 4 Insider Trading History Table.
Sims has not only become an accomplished boxer but a best-selling author as well. His first novel, Laying My Past to Rest was published in 2010. Additionally, Sims has published multiple other books chronicling his experiences with racism and other forms of prejudice in life.