PC Seminole Club Hosts Coaching Legends, Raises Funds for FSU Football

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Panama City Beach, FL---We're just one measly fortnight, 14 days from changing the name of Saturday to game day.

The college football season is nearly upon us and for Florida State, they're entering 2014 with the target on their backs, but smiles on their faces.

Saturday right on the beach, the Panama City Seminole Club hosted their Kick-Off party.

With the new campaign approaching, local fans and many of NewsChannel 7's own celebrating recent success together like Neysa Wilkins and our FSU weather guys Ryan Michaels and Chris Smith.

The guests of honor were legends of the Doak Campbell sidelines, former associate head coaches Mickey Andrews and Jim Gladden, who love getting to come to booster events to spend time and speak with the fans.

"We like to come and thank people," says Gladden. "We like to give back to them. We don't give money back to them. We try to get their money. But we do come and tell them how much we appreciate them and what it means to us and the players for them to be there in the stands and support."

Addressing the crowd and answering questions, two of the biggest talking points were about their time with the Noles and the current state of the team.

"About all I can say is it took, I don't know how many years. I came to Florida State in 1984, so we didn't win a national championship until 1993," said Andrews. "(Head coach) Jimbo (Fisher) and the guys got to do it a lot sooner. I'm just hoping they'll be able to surpass what we were able to do."

One of the top highlight of the event came towards the end, where Andrews, Gladden, and the Panama City Seminole Club came together to donate a check for $22,800 to the Seminole Boosters for their Indoor Practice Facility fund as part of the public "Champions Campaign" movement to raise funds and keep FSU on equal ground with the nation's best.