The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Fund Raiser at Frosty’s

Ryan Schrafflenberger from Captain Hook’s Dive Center in Marathon recently rescued an injured Sea Turtle and decided to further help the species by organizing a fund raiser to provide assistance to the Turtle Hospital ( a 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation). Captain Hook’s with contributions from Frosty’s and Budweiser hosted the first annual Charity Chicken Wing Eating Contest for Turtles.


Twelve teams of four persons competed to put away 75 chicken wings, 15 sliders and two pitchers of beer in the shortest time. The winning time of 14 minutes and 5 seconds was achieved by the team from Captain Hook’s. Florida Keys Dive Center (Tavernier) took second and Sparadeo Lawn Service (Marathon) came in third.


The event raised over a thousand dollars, which will help fund food and medications for the patients currently at the Turtle Hospital.

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