Shark 100 Club boosts Port St. Joe athletics

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 09:48 AM.

Gannon said funds raised are divided among the sports programs based on several factors: involvement in the fundraiser and ability to bring in fans being two of the most prominent.

“The ones that are in need and pull in the people, those are the sports we are trying to help,” Gannon said.

Beyond raising funds, Gannon added, there is a sense of common purpose, of joint effort to buttress the athletic programs at a time when austerity is the buzz word and funding is a precious commodity for all extracurricular activities.

“The thing I like is it’s a camaraderie deal,” Gannon said. “Everybody working for everybody and we get great support from the community.”

As Ramsey noted, even folks who might live out of town, who might not be able to collect their chicken dinners, will still send along a donation as if they had been one of the nearly 700 people who chowed down this past year.

“It always amazes me the support we get,” Ramsey said. “It’s all about the kids.

“We are kind of an under-the-radar club. We have been blessed to have so many people in the community who support what we are doing. We don’t toot our horn, though maybe we should toot our horn.”

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