June 21, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University Varsity Club, which was established in 1960 to serve all former Seminole athletes, will host the 10th Annual National Letterwinner’s Conference June 23-25 on the FSU campus. The two-day conference will bring together administrators from 28 universities around the nation to discuss ways to better connect with their student-athletes once they have finished their eligibility through communication, building relationships and meeting their needs once they finish their collegiate careers. The event is co-sponsored by the FSU Department of Athletics and the Tallahassee Sports Council
“Florida State is excited to be hosting this event,” said Monk Bonasorte, Director of the Florida State Varsity Club. “The conference will allow us to share our ideas and learn new ideas that will better help us service our student-athletes when they become alumni of this great university. It also allows us to showcase our facilities which we believe are among the best in the nation.”
The Varsity Club exists within the Athletic Department to provide Seminole letterwinners in all sports the opportunity to be involved in Florida State athletics once their eligibility has expired. The goal of the Varsity Club is to serve these former athletes and for them to gather and show their support for the university and its athletic teams. Membership in the FSU Varsity Club has surpassed the 1,500 mark and is one of the nation’s fastest growing clubs.
Among the topics scheduled to be discussed during the three-day event are: benefits for active members, electronic communications and web site utilization, keeping student-athletes in the forefront by emphasizing historic memorabilia and meeting the needs of varsity club members through event planning.
The conference will allow the Florida State Varsity Club to showcase its luxury skyboxes in Doak Campbell Stadium which have been refurbished especially for former Seminole student-athletes. The space inside the stadium, which was originally designed to be private skyboxes, was recently increased to two floors and is the hub of activity on football game days and throughout the year.