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       VOL. 29 NO. 9                                                                           SEPTEMBER 2019

      2019 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon

      Report and Photos by                               triathletes in the United States. The race course consists
      Penny Sheltz                                       of a 3/8-mile ocean swim, which begins at sunrise, then a
        The Jupiter Medical                              13-mile bike ride and last a 3.1-mile run. More than 600
      Center Loggerhead                                  athletes participate in Loggerhead Triathlon each year. More
      Triathlon is one of the                            than 150 volunteers help to make Loggerhead Triathlon a
      longest enduring triathlons                        success.
      in the state of Florida. Dating                    Top 10 The First Hour
      back to 1985, triathletes                          1. Steve Jackson, Jupiter                 55:15
      have made the trip to Jupiter                      2. John Reback, North Palm Beach          58:21
      year after year to enjoy                           3. Cliff Drusinsky, Jupiter               58:47
      the magnificent  oceanside                         4. Christopher Miller, Boca Raton         59:57
      setting, the family-friendly                       5. Bill Ketchem, Jupiter                 1:00:31
      atmosphere, and the                                6. Jason Ramdeen, Boca Raton          1:01:56.39
      competition. The event has                         7. Edson Soares, Orlando              1:02:31.82
      become a “must do” on the                          8. Brian Schmidt, Jupiter             1:03:15.37  Chamber volunteers
      southeast race circuit and                         9. Linda Robb, North Palm Beach          1:03:20
      has spawned some of the top  Happy finishers       10. Michael Reed, Palm Beach Gardens     1:03:33   2019 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead on page 4
      Touchdown! T.E.A.M. Elam Charity Poker Tournament

      A Big Success At PBKC

        It was a touchdown for the first annual T.E.A.M. Elam
      Charity Poker Tournament in the Poker Room at Palm
      Beach Kennel Club (PBKC). The event that included a
      poker tournament, NFL star appearances, great food and
      fun raised $4,500 for
        Abram  Elam,  a  Cardinal  Newman  High  School
      graduate, heads up the charity organization. Elam played
      for several teams in the NFL as a safety including the
      Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets,
      Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs.
        “This poker tournament was a resounding success and
      I think we scored a touchdown,” said Elam. “We look
      forward to doing this event again next year and making
                                                         Standing:  longtime  Dwyer  Head  Football  Coach  Jack
      Touchdown! on page 2                               Daniels; Jacoby Brissett, quarterback, Indianapolis Colts  Far left: Vinny Sutherland, former NFL player
      Sea Turtle Released Off Juno Beach

        The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) released     Vitti the sea turtle is named in memory of Bitasta   journey  and final preparations to visitors, with  a
      Vitti the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach on   “Vitti” Chaturvedi, a devoted and beloved LMC volunteer   procession to the beach for the release following.
      Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m.                     who started at the center in August 2010. Vitti generously   About Loggerhead Marinelife Center
        Vitti is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that   donated over 700 hours of her time in the seven years she     Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a nonprofit sea
      was found at Florida Power & Light’s St.  Lucie site.   spent at LMC, helping the development and marketing   turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution
      The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia   departments with administrative tasks, adoptions, event   that  promotes  conservation  of  ocean  ecosystems  with
      and hypoglycemia. Vitti was underweight, lethargic and   registration and more. Vitti was passionate and offered
      in poor health due to chronic debilitation. The turtle   a lot of wonderful ideas to help the center grow.
      received parenteral nutrition, antibiotics and iron to treat     Outside of LMC, she was a highly involved volunteer
      its chronic debilitation. Hospital staff monitored Vitti the   in all of her daughter’s schools as the treasurer of the
      sea turtle with routine blood work as it was treated.   PTO for several years and was a devoted and loving
                                                                                 wife and mother. Vitti was
                                                                                 a well-traveled individual
                                                                                 who loved talking about her
                                                                                 trips and food from all over
                                                                                 the world. Vitti will be truly
                                                                                 missed by all who knew her.
                                                                                   Vitti the sea turtle was
                                                                                 prepared for release from
                                                                                 LMC  starting  at  10  a.m.
                                                                                 LMC  docents  conveyed
                                                                                 the  history of the  turtles’   Sea Turtle Released Off Juno Beach on page 3
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