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Phil Simms Roast for St. Anthony’s High School

Phil Simms Roast for St. Anthony’s High School

Football fans all over the world are used to seeing New York Giants legend (and Franklin Lakes resident) Phil Simms serve as a hard-hitting color analyst for the NFL on CBS, but they’ve NEVER seen him partake in a roast!

Phil was roasted by his former Big Blue teammates to raise money and awareness for St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City at JC’s Casino in the Park. The charity event- which raised more than $100,000!- was attended by over 400 people, including many Giants among men: Howard Cross, Phil McConkey, Brad Benson, Bart Oates and Jim Burt.

“We’re here to bury Phil Simms, to knock him into next week”, Phil McConkey joked.  “But we’re also here to make sure that the school lasts for a long, long time.” 

St. Anthony’s is best known for its basketball program, led by Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley.  Despite the school’s success, they must stage fundraising efforts year-round to keep its doors open.

Last year, Phil attended the roast of NBA coach PJ Carlesimo, and volunteered to be roasted in 2014 because “it’s the least I can do for a man like Coach Hurley”.  (Fun fact: Newark’s Shaquille O’Neal has also raised awareness for St. Anthony’s!)

Attendee Dennis Gibbons summed up the event- and it’s ties to the Garden State- best: “People in New Jersey resonate to the Giants, they resonate to St. Anthony’s, they resonate to winners…and that’s what New Jersey is all about!”

For more on St. Anthony’s High School, visit their website or call 201-653-5143, and for more stories throughout the Garden State head to Hip New Jersey’s official website.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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