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On Saturday, December 11, a total of 31 decorated vessels participated in this annual event held on Sarasota Bay. This event benefits, Suncoast Charities for Children and is produced in partnership with Marina Jack. Children, teens, and adults with special needs from The Haven were treated to a VIP experience during the parade which included a visit from Santa. New this year was a Holiday Toy Drive, organized by Suncoast Charities for Children in partnership with Junkluggers of Sarasota.  Donated toys and books will be distributed to children attending The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Selby Preschool at The Haven, and Children First. Each of these agencies, in addition to Loveland Center and Venice Challenger Baseball, are supported by Suncoast Charities for Children

 

Greg Corvelle and Lisa Baer served as Co-Chairs for this year's event.  Celebrity judges included Marlon Brown (Sarasota City Manager), Eric Arroyo (City of Sarasota Mayor), Devaney Iglesias (FPL Area Manager), Lulu (92.1 CTQ) and Ed Bertha (Real Exclusive Magazine). Winners from this year were as follows:

 

Private (21'-35')

1st Place – Bound-N-Blue | Captained By Eric Clayton

2nd Place – Prana | Captained By Richard Dear

 

Private (36' Over)

1st Place – Seaduction | Captained By Neal Obendorf

2nd Place – Pomalo | Captained By Greg Budslick

 

Corporate (21'-35')

1st Place – Turtle Beach Grill | Captained By Able Ortega/ Turtle Beach Grill

2nd Place – Crockett & Tubbs | Captained By Patrick Sullivan/ Suntex Marina Investors

 

Corporate (36' Over)

1st Place – Viva La Vit’a | Captained By James Ditaranto/ Commercial Electrical Systems

2nd Place – Seen Seas of Williams | Captained By Simon Williams/ GoGPS

 

Most Creative – Seaduction | Captained By Neal Obendorf