Never Quit Challenge Stages



Track the stops of the Never Quit Challenge Operators: 

Google Maps Link For Viewing


• September 5th- ORIENTATION in Key West Florida

• September 6th-Depart from Key West Florida to Miami

• September 7th- Jacksonville, Florida

• September 8th – Charleston, South Carolina

• September 9th - Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (fuel stop)

• September 9th - NSW Virginia Beach, Virginia (Evening Fundraising Party hosted by Connected Warrior Foundation at Smoked Out)

• September 10th - Atlantic City (Beach Haven), New Jersey

• September 11th New York City, NY (Fundraiser)


never quit challenge stages


Here is a float plan that shows the vessel arrival destinations for emergency use

Never Quit Challenge Float Plan Registry

Stage One:  Never Quit Challenge Key West, Florida

September 5th, 2013




 “Hog’s Breath is better than no breath at all!”


The World Famous Hog’s Breath Saloon in beautiful Key West, Florida is the kickoff location for the Never Quit Challenge on September 5th, 2013. This is where all the #NQC teams will gather with Trident Outdoor Adventure and a fun party will commence with staff, patrons and supporters. We will have a lot of military personnel coming to pay their respects as well as emergency responders. What better location in Key West than to kick it up at the Hog's Breath Salon!


The Hog’s Breath Saloon has been a popular “Key West Watering Hole” with locals and visitors for nearly 25 years. Have a cold drink or dine in an outdoor tropical setting or choose the comfort of our air conditioned inside dining and bar area.


The Hog’s Breath features daily live entertainment with the very best in local and national bands. Watch what’s happening live at the Hog’s Breath Saloon on one of our 3 web cams. A trip to the Hog’s Breath would not be complete without a world famous t-shirt available in our mercantile store.


If you can’t get here in person all of the Hog’s Breath merchandise is available at our online store. Conveniently located at the corner of Front and Duval Streets in the heart of Old Town Key West there is always something special going on at the Hog’s Breath. Be sure to make us your first and last stop while visiting Key West and remember….HOG’S BREATH IS BETTER THAN NO  BREATH AT ALL! 


HISTORY:  The fishing and diving is good in Key West, but the night life fit right into the program. Since then it’s become the most popular locals bar on Duval Street. It is also a big hit with tourists looking to blend in with a Key West flair. The raw bar features local seafood, and the grill takes care of everyone else’s taste. No one leaves town without a Hog’s Breath T-shirt!



Stage Two:  Never Quit Challenge Miami, Florida

September 6th, 2013




Not just a Beach Bar, but a Great Restaurant. Great Food, Great Service, and affordable prices. Plus, the Best place for private parties either on our patio, in our private room or our dining room.

Whiskey Joe's Miami website

Whether you want to inquire about reservations, plan your perfect event, need some information not found on our homepage, or just want to leave feedback, contact us here at Whiskey Joe’s Restaurant.

Whiskey Joe’s Restaurant

3301 Rickenbacker Causeway at the Rickenbacker Marina, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

Phone for inquiries:  (305) 423-6590





Rickenbacker Marina, Inc. is a Family operated, full service marina that has been offering its customers friendly and professional dockage, dry storage, fuel, and maintenance services since 1983.


Rickenbacker Marine Website

Rickenbacker Marina Facebook Page


  • Office Hours
  • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / 7 days a week.
  • Dry Storage Hours
  • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / 7 days a week.
  • Summer Months (June - October) :
    7:00 am - 8:00 pm / Saturday & Sunday

  • The marina office is open every day except (Thanksgiving Day, December 24th after 12:00pm, Christmas Day, December 31st after 12:00pm, and New Year's Day).
      • Rickenbacker Marina 
        Office: 305.361.1900
      • 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway 
        Key Biscayne, FL 33149
      • Services

        Rickenbacker Marina offers both 110V-30 Amp and 220V-50 Amp electric hook-ups and all its slips are serviced by Bell South's telephone connections.

        • 24 hr dockside assistance
        • Showers and laundry rooms

        Water, Electricity, Phone hook-ups, Dock Attendants, Showers, Laundry Facilities for Our Live-Aboards

        Fine Restaurants within walking distance

        Rusty Pelican
        3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
        Key Biscayne, Florida • Tel: (305) 361-3818


        • Rickenbacker Marina offers 24 hour security as well as over 70 digital surveillance cameras recording at times.
        • 24 hour dockhand assitance is also available.

        Fuel Dock

        • Fuel dock facilities are located mouth of our main channel.
        • Pump-Out Service
        • Live bait for sale at the Fuel dock

        Certified & Insured Mechanics Professional Service

        • Fiberglass Experts
        • Maintenance For Your Boat
        • Cleaning
        • Flushing
        • Full Detail

        Boat Charters for Fishing or Cruising

        Freedom Boat Club - Ph: 1-866-390-2628
        Visit website •  

        Tropicalboat Charters, Inc - Ph: 786-218-3030 
        Tropical Boat •  Caribbean Yacht Charters

        Marine Retail and Convenient Store that offers:

        Sodas • Sandwiches • Beer • Ice • Ice-Cream • Bait & Tackle

        Parts delivered in 24 hrs.

Stage Three: Never Quit Challenge, Jacksonville, Florida

September 7th, 2013

Stage Four: Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 9th, 2013



Connected Warrior Foundation NQC Information Page


Connected Warrior is Proud to Announce the Fundraising Location for the NQC Virginia Beach Stop!

Introducing SMOKED OUT



The Never Quit Challenge's anchor fundraiser spot is scheduled for Virginia Beach, VA. Home of warfighters, teams and the East Coast Advantage for warrior ethos, we are going to PARTY LIKE A PIRATE! Smoked Out, Fine Meats and Spirits is our host location. We are proud to be affiliated with this amazing local establishment. We will be having live entertainment and charity auctions to benefit our NQC Charities.Connected Warrior Foundation is our anchor charity hosting this NQC fundraiser, we are really looking forward to 'Party Like A Pirate'.


You have to bring your best Pirate interpretation as we celebrate our 1,600 mile Jet Ski adventure.


Smoked Out is located at 1375 Oceana Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454


We hope to have you join us on September 9th, 2013 at 6:30pm

Check out SMOKED OUT on YELP!

Smoked Out fine meats and spirits is a local owned and operated company. Serving high quality grass fed meats and fresh local produce. Specializing in smoked BBQ and chicken. We serve over 5 flavors of smoked BBQ as well as delicious fresh cut steaks. We also have a vegan friendly menu to dine with as well. Looking to come in for happy hour specials this is the place to be with a hefty size lunch specials running daily. 


Heading out for a night on the town this is guaranteed to by a 1 stop spot! the staff is amazing the vibes are whats expected of to have a good time. We also have a huge outdoor patio with dinning fire pits and a patio bar! Big stage with sound system perfect for live bands and DJs.


Please visit their facebook page:

A tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, the Connected Warrior Foundation (CWF) was founded in Maryland in 2012. The charter of the Foundation is to fund programs and support activities that successfully empower wounded veterans, improving their quality of life by keeping them connected to their families, friends, community and the world.


It is the CWF’s intention to continue to support wounded vets by raising awareness and support through such means as technology (existing as well as innovative), events, blogs, resources and community outreach. With the generous contributions of individual donors and in partnership with Google, Inc. and, CWF delivers Android devices such as Kindle Fire and Nexus tablet computer reading and web devices to wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center in TX and Freedom Station in San Diego, CA. The aim of the Foundation is connection—both human and technological—and the provision of much-needed support and resources.


Connected Warrior Foundation serves veterans—whether newly-injured or on the path to recovery over an extended period of time—who have suffered severe physical and/or emotional ‘invisible’ wounds (PTSD) received during the course of combat in Iraq or Afghanistan post 9/11 on behalf of the United States of America.




Operation Google Gadgets


We are partnering with Google, Inc. to ensure that every single physically wounded combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11 receives a Google Nexus tablet device for their use.  


Operation Feeks’ Fires & 7s


Established in honor of Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 16, 2012, these programs provides Kindle Fires and Nexus 7 tablet computer reading and web devices to combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11 with invisible wounds (PTSD).


Connected Warrior/CRAB Sailing Team:


In partnership with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, Inc. (CRAB) through CRAB’s new Wounded Warrior Sailing Squadron initiative, CWF is forming a sailing team of wounded veterans that will compete in several regattas and clinics in 2013. The CWF Sailing Team program engages our warriors to embrace the Corinthian spirit and build their confidence through sailing. Team members, all of whom have served honorably in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq post 9/11, suffer from a wide range of injuries, both physical and emotional. The intention of the program encourages vets to overcome any sense of limitation from their injuries and incites them to regain the sense of camaraderie they experienced during their military service. Sailing is a therapeutic outlet that connects participants with nature and allows them to harness its power to achieve a cohesive goal.


Stage Five: Atlantic City (Beach Haven), New Jersey

September 10th, 2013

Stage Six Fundraiser Gala:  New York City, New York

September 11th, 2013