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Posted by Rick Civelli | 10.31.2008 | WB Surf Camp News

Save the Sea Turtles – Eat a Lobster!



The annual Sea Turtle Hospital Lobster Dinner Benefit and Auction was held September 25th at the Topsail Community Center. Surf Camp was proud to have two huge tables front and center full of instructors, office staff, and friends in attendance. Our camp founders, Rick and Jen, proudly support the Sea Turtle Hospital and attend this annual benefit each year! This was my first year at the benefit and I have to say that it couldn’t have been better. Before we took our seats everyone was socializing and browsing through items that were among the silent auction.

Once we all had taken our seats dinner was served… and was it ever! My plated was piled high with lobster, potatoes, corn on the cob, rolls, and cucumber and tomato salad. It was a funny sight to see everyone sitting at their tables cracking these massive lobsters while wearing plastic bibs. Surf Camp was directly responsible for eating 23 lobsters:) After dinner the Hospitals volunteers then came around with a dessert tray. I really don’t think that I could’ve eaten anymore food!

With everyone’s bellies full of such a delicious feast the live auction commenced. There were so many amazing works of art, jewelry, and unique items up for the cause. While I didn’t bring anything home (other than the 10lbs I probably gained) Rick and Jen are now the proud owners of a beautiful new surf board that a local artist painted sea turtles across. It’s a truly beautiful piece to add to their collection and you should’ve heard the eruption of cheers from the Surf Camp table when they had the highest bid! Giving to this amazing organizataion means a lot to them, especially since they share the same passion of coastal conservation. Jen even finds time in her hectic life to volunteer. After being fortunate enough to participate in an event that so many wonderful people support and seeing the passion that they have, it makes me want to volunteer too! If you are interested in the Sea Turtle Hospital and would like to help out it’s cause visit their website. Hope to see you there!!

– Amber