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        VOL. 22 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   9. Linda Robb, North Palm Beach   1:03:20
      the longest enduring triathlons in the state of Florida. Dating   10. Michael Reed, Palm Beach Gardens   1:03:33
      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                                                     Good Works on page 2
      2. John Reback, North Palm Beach           58:21
      3. Cliff Drusinsky, Jupiter                58:47
      4. Christopher Miller, Boca Raton          59:57
      5. Bill Ketchem, Jupiter                 1:00:31                                                         loGGerhead NeWs
      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 ready
      8. Brian Schmidt, Jupiter              1:03:15.37  to swim.
                                                                                                            Sea Turtle Released

                                   TequesTa spoTliGhT                                                           Off Juno Beach

      Touchdown! T.E.A.M. Elam Charity Poker                                                                  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.
              Tournament A Big Success At PBKC                                                                Vitti is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that
                                                                                                            was found at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie site.
                                                                                                            The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia
                                                                                                            and hypoglycemia. Vitti was underweight, lethargic
        It was a touchdown for the first annual T.E.A.M. Elam                                               and in poor health due to chronic debilitation. The
      Charity Poker Tournament in the Poker Room at Palm                                                    turtle  received  parenteral  nutrition,  antibiotics and
      Beach Kennel Club (PBKC). The event that included a poker                                             iron  to  treat  its  chronic  debilitation.  Hospital  staff
      tournament, NFL star appearances, great food and fun raised                                           monitored Vitti the sea turtle with routine blood work
      $4,500 for                                                                              as it was treated.
        Abram Elam, a Cardinal Newman High School graduate,                                                   Vitti the sea turtle is named in memory of Bitasta
      heads up the charity organization. Elam played for several                                            “Vitti” Chaturvedi, a devoted and beloved LMC
      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 it even bigger

                                                                                                            Loggerhead News on page 4
                                                                                Tequesta Spotlight on page 3
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