Monday, January 18, 2010

Soldier Ride Stops at DRC

Chief Operating Officer Mandy Rodriguez holds Jax during a Dolphin Encounter with several participants from the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride.

On Friday, participants in the Soldier Ride through the Keys visited DRC. 23 members from the Wounded Warrior Project enjoyed a great Dolphin Encounter. Three additional soldiers met dolphins from the dock.

The soldiers and their support personnel then sat down for a delicious lunch before heading out to continue their bicycle ride down the Overseas Highway.

Dolphin Research Center was honored to host this visit and salute the soldiers who have given so much to our country.

Tilden's Dive Shop loaned wetsuits for the swim participants. Hawk's Cay loaned towels. El Siboney in Marathon donated the delicious Cuban food for lunch. Publix donated the sodas and water. DRC's volunteers made cookies, brownies and other treats for dessert.

Wounded Warrior Project Outreach Coordinator Jonathan Pruden shares a flippershake with Merina!


DRCFanatic said...

This is awesome! Im so glad that the DRC is able to help people! You guys are awesome! Keep it up!

Jane said...

Love this photo. Looks like they are communicating like sentiment...enjoying each other!

Peggy said...

Thank God for people like you in this world - totally giving of yourselves to both dolphins and humans. There's sure a place right next to God waiting for you.