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       VOL. 32 NO. 9                                                                           SEPTEMBER 2019

      2019 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon

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

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