Joe Simon Welcomed To Philly Spearheaded By Friends And Family Of Heavy Weight Champ Joe Frazier

Philadelphia, The City Of Brotherly Love Openheartedly Awaits The Arrival Of Grammy Award Winner Joe Simon
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NEW YORK - June 15, 2016 - PRLog -- Steve Fleisher, Weatta Frazier Collins, and Eric Katz spearhead the welcoming committee for Joe Simon coming to Philadelphia to be honored on June 17, 2016, at Citizens Bank Park. Joe Simon and Steve Fleisher became good friends in 2011 during heavyweight champion Joe Frazier's passing. It was Steve and other friends of Frazier that contacted Joe Simon and made preparations for Simon to arrive in Philadelphia to attend Frazier's funeral.Steve Fleisher is the Director for Kids at Crossroads in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Steve has spent the last 30 years working with youth at risk throughout the City of Philadelphia. Between his time as a teacher and as a volunteer with PAL (Police Athletic League), Smokin' Joe Frazier's Boxing Gym and other community-based youth groups, his program has changed the lives of thousands of young people. The testimonies of these kids Steve has helped are awesome."  Steve says, "All of us come to the crossroads at different times in our lives. When you're young these intersections are even more confusing and dangerous. The purpose of this program is to equip young people with the skills they need to make smart decisions concerning which roads to take." Simon says, "I am blessed and I am glad to be a blessing to others. I am looking forward to being a blessing to my friend Steve Fleisher's Kids at Crossroads organization through my ministry, Minister Joe Simon Outreach Ministries, NFP".

Weatta Frazier Collins is the daughter and family spokesperson of Heavy Weight Champion Smokin' Joe Frazier and founder of The Legacy Exists. Weatta says, "The Legacy Exists is a 501(c)3 non-profit scholarship fund that was created to exemplify the embodiment and humanitarianism of "Smokin' Joe Frazier". His generosity was evident in the many acts  of kindness extended towards others. We expect to see these positive traits in our applicants. Our mission is to pay homage to and honor the legacy of the late, great Boxing Champion, Joe Frazier. Scholarships will be awarded for educational, recreational and social programs to AT Risk youth, 13-19 years of age. These applicants must reside in Philadelphia and the surrounding Counties".  As recent as March 11, 2016 "The Legacy Exists" awarded several scholarships at their fabulous star-studded Cocktail Fundraiser.

Eric Katz, Curator and Director of DePace Sports Library and Museum of Champions located in Collinswood, New Jersey, representing Dr. Nicholas L. DePace is also a part of the Joe Simon Welcoming Committee.

Joe Simon and Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier were very good friends for many years. Joe Frazier wanted Joe Simon to teach him how to sing and Joe Frazier was going to teach Joe Simon how to box. Joe Frazier became a boxer and a singer. Joe Simon never became a boxer. Simon says, " My friend, Joe Frazier would always rent a limousine and he would ride from Philadelphia to my office in New York City to meet with me, during those meetings he would talk about his boxing career and his kids. Yes, my friend, Smokin' Joe Frazier truly loved his kids".

Joe Simon says, "I would like to thank my good friends, award-winning writer-producer duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff for making me popular in the  music world through Philadelphia with the creation of "Drowning In The Sea Of Love" and "Power Of Love," catapulting my career to superstar status," thanks, guys.

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