TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - While many Florida State University students went home to ride out Hurricane Irma with their family, others chose to stay in Tallahassee.
President John Thrasher, as well as several Florida State athletes, served up hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks to over 6,000 students Monday night at the Champions Club inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
The point of Monday's dinner? To give back to the students after a stressful week, and to have the athletes come out to help is what President Thrasher says shows what being a Seminole is all about.
"All you have to do is ask them. They're willing to do it," he said. "That's the thing. It's not a matter of forcing them to do it, they're willing to do it. I think they enjoy it as much as the kids that got to meet them. This is what FSU is about. We're really a family, and we've showed it this week I think."
Florida State partnered with Sodexo to serve the food to the students.