Salute to Simmons Treasure Hunt begins Monday

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Feb. 24, 2013

BEAUMONT - With the Standing Ovation honoring Jimmy and Susan Simmons scheduled for Saturday at the Lamar vs. Oral Roberts basketball game, the Lamar Athletics Department will hold an exciting treasure hunt this week leading up to the game.

The Salute to Simmons Treasure Hunt will run from Monday through Saturday with clues released each day at 10 a.m. on www.facebook.com/lamarathletics. There will be a total of $900 given away throughout the week.

"It is an honor for The Treasure Company to be asked to custom build a treasure hunt honoring Jimmy Simmons," said The Treasure Company CEO Brandin Shaw. "This will be a fun and adventurous way to possibly find out a little more about Jimmy and everything he has done for Lamar University during his tenure."

A $100 prize will be awarded every day Monday through Thursday with the clues leading to a $500 grand prize which will be given away at the end of the week. Winners need to bring their token to the Montagne Center, room 154 to claim their prize. Winners must have driver's license and social security number to claim prize.

All wooden nickels and the grand prize treasure are hidden on the Lamar University Beaumont campus. No digging or destruction of property is necessary to finy any treasure and no treasure will ever be hidden on any Lamar sporting field.

"Jimmy and Susan Simmons have both done amazing things for Lamar University and Southeast Texas throughout their tenure," said Michael Wilkinson, Lamar's director of athletic marketing and promotions. "To be able to honor them both through the Salute to Simmons Treasure Hunt is a privilege. Lamar Athletics is so grateful for everything they have done, and we hope to be able to provide an exciting treasure hunt that both the Lamar student population and community will be able to participate in and enjoy."

The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals will host Oral Roberts on Saturday with the women's game tipping at 4 p.m. and the men's game starting 30 minutes later. Not only will the Standing Ovation recognize Jimmy and Susan Simmons, but it will also be senior day with three Lady Cardinals and three Cardinals playing the final home game of their careers.

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