Jon Hardy Chamber Challenge Sqeaks Past $15,000, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 22, 2002 at 09:51:54:

The diving community continues to rise to meet the needs of the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber as the Jon Hardy Chamber Challenge now stands at $15,010. Who's going to help us get to $16,000?????

As you know, divers suffering from embolism or bends must get to a hyperbaric chamber for treatment. Our Chamber is unique in that it's the ONLY chamber in our area that's solely dedicated to treating diver injuries. Since it's out on Catalina and not directly affiliated with a hospital our Chamber doesn't do non-diving treatments that other hyperbaric units might do. It's available 24/7/365 for divers. And although there is an annual grant from LA County, that only covers somewhat over 50% of our Chamber's budget. The rest must be raised through other funding, which is why Chamber Day (and the Jon hardy Chamber Challenge) is so important to our Chamber and the general safety of divers in the SoCal area.

If you'd like to get involved with the Jon Hardy Chamber Challenge, it's easy to do. You can sign up on the web at


. . . OR . . . you can mail a check to: Chamber Day, 8612 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (make it payable to either Reef Seekers or Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber - mark "Challenge" on the memo line) . . . OR . . . you can call us at 310/652-4990 and do it all over the phone. (All donations are tax-deductible as the Chamber is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization FIC 95-1642394, CGEC ONAF5.) We sincerely appreciate whatever level of support that's right for you.

Chamber Day is getting closer - 10 full days to go - so . . . WHO'S NEXT?????

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2002
(Updated & posted as of 4/22/02 9:40AM - last posted 4/19/02 9:10AM)

TOTAL TO DATE - $15,010

New contributors:
Gregory Van Hale, DDS ($160)
Tom Wetzel ($100)
Roy Houston ($50)
Becky Cochran ($25)

Donors to date:

*** GOLD [$1000 and up] ***
Kendall Raine (paid)
Mike Emmerman & Patricia Stockhausen (paid)
Rodale’s Scuba Diving Magazine

*** SILVER [$500 and up] ***
Reef Seekers Dive Co. (paid)
Jim Krasne (paid)
Jeanne Sleeper (paid)
California Diving News/Scuba Show (paid)
Jack Farmer of the Crusader BBS (paid)
Karl Huggins (paid)
Scuba Haus
Scuba Schools of America
Sport Chalet
Catalina Scuba Luv/King Neptune
Scuba Toys
Malibu Divers

*** BRONZE [$100 and up] ***
Sand Dollar (paid) (paid)
Gary Romanik (paid)
Dr. Robert Rhodes (paid)
Joe Takahashi (paid)
Beth Clark (paid)
The Sea Divers (paid)
Lost Patrol (paid)
Jeff Hunter (paid)
Walker Berwick (paid)
Greg Mossman (paid)
Sara Sue Essenpries (paid)
Dennis (Icarus) (paid)
Scott & Cindy Stolnitz (paid)
Niki Dantine (paid)
Angi Froelich (paid)
Warren Iliff (paid)
Jack Ryan (paid)
Sharon Wallin & Nixie Smith (paid)
Anne McCourt (paid)
Barnacle Busters (paid)
Chris Menjou (paid)
Rich Lockyer (paid)
Louis Weisberg (paid)
John Wentworth (paid)
Jon Davies/Sand Eaters (paid)
Fran & George Ollweiler (paid)
Christy & Bruce Bonnett (paid)
Bret Marquis (paid)
Henry Gittler (paid)
Pat & Charlotte McDuffee (paid)
Jukka Pylkkanen & Mary-Lou Quinn (paid)
Frank Farmer (paid)
Tari Hanneman (paid)
Buck (paid)
Gregory Van Hale, DDS (paid)
Tom Wetzel (paid)
The California Endowment
California Wreck Divers
Ocean Adventures
Douglas Dive Club

Other contributors [less than $100]
Arno Dienhart (paid)
Darcy Benwood (paid)
Randal Patka (paid)
Roy Houston (paid)
Becky Cochran (paid)

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