With a new high school football season about to begin, the Shark 100 Club is pulling out the dough on behalf of Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School athletics.
The 100 in its name could designate the thousands of dollars the Shark 100 Club has contributed to support athletic programs at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High.
As it prepares for its 27th year, the club has donated to date nearly $125,000 since 1986 to Tiger Shark athletics.
“They have had a tremendous impact,” said Port St. Joe football coach and athletic director Chuck Gannon said. “It’s very helpful. It is a good collaboration, people working together for the benefit of the kids.
“We appreciate everything the Shark 100 Club does for us.”
The Shark 100 Club is off to a great start this year, club president Willie Ramsey said. With some newcomers joining, the Club ranks are growing, with nearly two dozen signed up early.
“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.”
The Shark 100 Club sells memberships in four categories. After covering minor costs for items such as hats and t-shirts, the membership fees go entirely to Tiger Shark athletics.
Tiger Shark – for a donation of $100 the individual, businesses or organization receives one Shark 100 hat, two reserved seats to home football games, program recognition and reserved parking at football games.
Mako Shark – for a contribution of $250 an individual, businesses or organization receives two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games.
Bull Shark – for a contribution of $500, individuals, businesses or organizations receive two Shark 100 hats, two reserved seats at home football games, two reserved seats at home basketball games, special program recognition and reserved parking at football games.
Sand Shark – for a $50 donation, parents of Tiger Shark athletes receive one Shark 100 hat and program recognition.
Anyone interested in joining the Shark 100 Club, may submit their contribution to the Shark 100 Club, P.O. Box 524, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.