This past weekend SCUBAnauts held their 2nd Annual Tropical Shirts and Tiara’s Friendraiser event at the MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, FL. Over 100 SCUBAnauts, alumni, family and friends attended this years’ Friendraiser event held in the Aquarium’s outdoor courtyard.

The guests of honor were Dr. Michael Crosby, President & CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and Rep. Holly Merrill Raschein, Florida House of Representatives, District 120. Both gave presentations greatly supportive of the mission of the SCUBAnauts program. The event comprised of dinner, speaker presentations, entertainment by the Beachbillies and a Silent Auction with proceeds going to SCUBNauts International.

The event organizer Kim Coronado expressed, “ thanks to everyone for pulling together to help make the signature event so great”, and also noted “A special thanks to our amazing SCUBAnauts, you never cease to impress me and everyone else anytime we are around you.”

Planning now commences on the 3rd Annual Tropical Shirts and Tiara’s Friendraiser event to be held in the spring of 2018.

A special thank you to all of those who attended, our volunteers and our generous sponsors & contributors (click for more information);

MOTE Marine
Flatwoods Consulting
Tampa Kleinfelder
Animal & Bird Medical Center
Aquarium Quest
JMS Med Supply
Florida Aquarium
Clearwater Aquarium
Dr Joel Murphy Photography
Inside Nature’s Treasures