Shark 100 Club closes another successful year

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 09:00 AM.

“There is sweat-equity in there for the athletes,” Ramsey said. “I think the number of tickets sold this year was testimony to all the athletes and coaches who know the value of what we are trying to do.”

Palmer 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.

Some sports use the funds for offseason camps, other for basic operations and nearly all use the funds for equipment.

“That is becoming more and more expensive,” Palmer said.

The support from the community, even in lean years, Ramsey said, has been outstanding.

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.

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