With a gathering with the 2018 Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team, the Shark 100 Club kicked off its 31st year.

The last two years have seen record membership and donations raised by the club, incoming president Matt Herring said the club was looking forward to a “record-breaking year.”

Through is various fundraising efforts, particularly the annual chicken dinner, the Shark 100 Club provides support for an array of Port St. Joe athletics, from providing money for new uniforms to money for improvements to locker room facilities.

“We could not do it without them,” said school Principal Josh Dailey.

Last week’s gathering, in the gym due to pouring rain, included remarks from Coach Greg Jordan, entering his first year at Port St. Joe, and Gen. (Ret.) James Simmons, a Port St. Joe resident, who emphasized concepts of team and positive representation of the school.

The Tiger Sharks play a fall jamboree at Graceville Aug. 17 and open the regular season at home against county rival Wewahitchka Aug. 24. --- Tim Croft