Challenge Approaches $14,000

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Posted by The Chamber Day/Eve 2001 Committee on April 17, 2001 at 11:25:03:

Thanks to a number of dive shops who understand the need for funds for our chamber, as well as the contributions of a couple of prominent instructors and a manufacturer's rep (donating out of his own pocket AFTER making a sizable merchandise contribution), we are bubbling under $14,000 in the Michael Kane $10K Chamber Challenge.

Now just because we've already passed the $10K mark doesn't mean there's a need to stop. Every dollar raised goes to our chamber to help it run on a 24/7/365 basis. Remember too that since our Chamber is NOT affiliated with a hospital (and, obviously, given the relative remoteness of its location) it cannot rely on income from other traditional hyperbaric sources (wound care, burns, etc.). It SOLE purpose is to treat diving accidents and that's why it's so critical for those of us in the diving community to step forward every year and being willing to financially support this vital lifeline that we hope we'll never have to use. Because if you ever DO need it, the availability of our Chamber can literally be an issue or life or death.

Last year, we raised almost $22,000 in this Challenge. We'd like to do better this year. We're running somewhat behind last year's pace and as we look over the list of contributors, we note a number of you who donated last year have yet to step forward this year. We'd rather not do a barrage of e-mail badgering, but if that's what it takes . . .

WHO'S NEXT????????

The Chamber Day/Eve 2001 Committee
(Updated & posted as of 4/17/01 11:10AM - last posted 4/15/01 5:15PM)

TOTAL TO DATE - $13,725

New contributors:
1. ($100)
2. West Coast Divers Supply ($100)
3. Scuba Toys ($100)
4. Studio Divers Supply ($100)
5. Hal Wells ($100)
6. Ocean Adventures Dive Co. ($100)
7. Tom Wetzel ($100)
8. Daryl Silverstein ($100)
9. Karen Mastro ($100)
10. Bob Searles ($200)

Donors to date:
*** GOLD ($1000 and up) ***
NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors)
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
Don Lake
Mike Emmerman & Patricia Stockhausen
Kendal Raine
Troy Bagwell
Terry May
David Houck

*** SILVER ($500 and up) ***
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Scuba Schools of America - Montclair
Jim Krasne

*** BRONZE ($100 and up) ***
Sand Dollar Diving Charters
Lost Patrol Dive Club
Niki Dantine
Sarasue Essenpries
Dr. Robert Rhodes
Jeff Hunter
Brad Calaway
Saint Brendan Corp./California Diving News
Jeanne Bear Sleeper
The Sea Divers
Sharon Wallin & Nixie Smith
George & Fran Ollweiler
Gary Romanik
Frank Farmer
Barnacle Busters
Randy Barker
Warren Iliff
Stephen F. Kenney
Joe Takahashi
Bret Marquis
Louis W. Weisberg, MD
Malibu Divers
Beth Clark
Scott & Cindy Stolnitz
Kathryn Kempton
California Wreck Divers
Angi Froehlich
Robert & Laura Mosqueda
West Coast Divers Supply
Scuba Toys
Studio Divers Supply
Hal Wells
Ocean Adventures Dive Co.
Tom Wetzel
Daryl Silverstein
Karen Mastro
Bob Searles

Other contributors (less than $100)
Arno Dienhart
Barbara Bridges

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