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Seminole Gathering Golf Tournament To Honor Don Veller

Oct. 20, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 2000 Seminole Gathering golf tournament to
benefit the Florida State University men’s and women’s golf teams is Nov. 3
at the Seminole golf course. This year’s tournament will recognize Dr. Don
Veller’s lifetime contributions to the university and its golf programs
with the dedication and renaming of the of the golf course in his name.


The event begins with a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony at
11 a.m. followed by an invitation only brunch. The tournament begins with
a shotgun start at 12:30. An awards reception in the varsity club at the
football stadium will follow at 4:30 p.m.


Veller is credited with laying the early foundation for the Florida
State football program. He began coaching the Seminoles before the team
began playing a major college schedule. Veller guided the Seminoles to the
first undefeated season in school history, the first bowl victory and the
second highest winning percentage (.716) in school history.


He is also the most successful and longest tenured golf coach in
school history. During two stints as the Seminoles’ head coach (1953-57
and 1974-83), Veller guided the team to their first undefeated season. He
also earned four varsity letters as a member of the Florida State team from
1953-56.


For further information or to sign up contact Guy Morgan in the
Florida State department of athletics at (850) 644-2547. Participants may
register as individuals or a foursome and prizes will be awarded in
numerous categories.

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