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       VOL. 27 NO. 9                                                                           SEPTEMBER 2019

                                                                  Good Works

               2019 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon

                                                                  Report and Photos by Penny Sheltz
        The Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead  Triathlon
      is one of 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

                                                                                                           The first green cap men’s group starts their 3/8 of a mile-swim.

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                                                                                                                LoGGerhead NeWs
                                                        Time to walk down the beach to the 7 a.m. folks getting ready
      The Star Spangled Banner is sung to open the triathlon.   to swim.
                                                                                                                     Sea Turtle

                                 southerN spotLiGht
                                                                                                                  Released Off

               Touchdown! T.E.A.M. Elam Charity                                                                    Juno Beach

       Poker Tournament A Big Success At PBKC                                                                 The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) released
                                                                                                            Vitti the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach on
                                                                                                            Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m.
                                                                  It was a touchdown for the first annual T.E.A.M.     Vitti is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that
                                                                Elam Charity Poker Tournament in the Poker   was found at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie site.
                                                                Room at Palm Beach Kennel Club (PBKC). The   The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia
                                                                event that included a poker tournament, NFL star   and hypoglycemia. Vitti was underweight, lethargic
                                                                appearances, great food and fun raised $4,500 for   and in poor health due to chronic debilitation. The
                                                                                     turtle received parenteral nutrition, antibiotics and
                                                                  Abram Elam, a Cardinal Newman High School   iron  to  treat  its  chronic  debilitation.  Hospital  staff
                                                                graduate, heads up the charity organization. Elam   monitored Vitti the sea turtle with routine blood work
                                                                played for several teams in the NFL as a safety   as it was treated.
                                                                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 it even bigger and
                                                                                  better. Mark down Sunday,
                                                                                  Feb. 23, 2020!” he added.
                                                                                  “Myself and my fellow
                                                                                  athletes have been so very
                                                                                  fortunate and we feel it is our
                                                                                  duty to give back to the stars
                                                                                  of the future.”

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