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        VOL. 14 NO. 9                                                                         SEPTEMBER 2019

      2019 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon

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

      Charity Poker Tournament A Big                                                                          The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) released

      Success At PBKC                                                                                       Vitti the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach on
                                                                                                            Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                              Vitti is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that
                                                                                                            was found at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie site.
        It was a touchdown for the first annual T.E.A.M. Elam                                               The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia
      Charity Poker Tournament in the Poker Room at Palm                                                    and hypoglycemia. Vitti was underweight, lethargic
      Beach Kennel Club (PBKC). The event that included a                                                   and in poor health due to chronic debilitation. The
      poker tournament, NFL star appearances, great food and                                                turtle received parenteral nutrition, antibiotics and
      fun raised $4,500 for                                                                   iron  to  treat  its  chronic  debilitation.  Hospital  staff
        Abram  Elam,  a  Cardinal  Newman  High  School                                                     monitored Vitti the sea turtle with routine blood work
      graduate, heads up the charity organization. Elam played                                              as it was treated.
      for several teams in the NFL as a safety including the                                                  Vitti the sea turtle is named in memory of
      Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets,                                                        Bitasta “Vitti” Chaturvedi, a devoted and beloved
      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
      it even bigger and better. Mark down Sunday, Feb. 23,   add-ons and $2,500 was
      2020!” he added. “Myself and my fellow athletes have   guaranteed to the winners
      been so very fortunate and we feel it is our duty to give   with the top 10 percent
      back to the stars of the future.”                  getting  paid. Among  the
        The event offered a $50 buy-in with $20 re-buys and   celebrity guests: Pierre

                                                                                 Deandre Morgan, cornerback
                                                                                 for NC State (NCAA) from
                                                                                 2006 to 2010
                                                                                                            Sea Turtle Released on page 4
                                                                                 Touchdown! on page 3
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