December 17, 2003 - by

Dec. 17, 2003

Tallahassee, Fla. –
Members of the Board of Directors of the FSU Varsity Club made a donation of toys and equipment to the Dick Howser Center on Pensacola Street Wednesday morning.

The Howser Center is an inclusive care facility and is a function of Childhood Services. The center offers care to special needs as well as non-special needs children. The center is named after the late Dick Howser who was FSU’s first All-American in baseball and who went on to manage the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals.

FSU’s Varsity Club is an organization comprised solely of former letter winners from varsity sports at Florida State University. Varsity Club Director Monk Bonasorte, who played defensive back for the Seminoles from 1977-80, was one of several Varsity Club members on hand for the presentation. “As former athletes at FSU, we are sensitive to the needs of the Tallahassee community. We wanted to be able to help some children with special needs and are appreciative of the fact that we will be able to make this small gesture. It’s not everything they need, but I speak for all of us in the Varsity Club in saying we are happy to do this. The fact that the center is named after one of our former student-athletes makes it even more special.”

For information on becoming a member of the Varsity Club contact Monk Bonasorte at 850-644-3484. Please note that membership is limited to participants in varsity sports at FSU.

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