Jon Hardy Chamber Challenge Reaches $22,000!!!, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on May 07, 2002 at 10:20:45:

What a wild and wonderful ride it was this year.

I'm so pleased to tell you that the Jon Hardy Chamber Challenge cracked $22,000 in the final days of Chamber Day/Eve 2002. We have many people to thank for this, starting with the Kissick Family Foundation (also major donors to the Aquarium of the Pacific) with a very generous $1000 donation that was co-ordinated by John Corso from Scuba Haus, $776 from the International Diving Society who has decided to disband and wanted the remaining funds in their treasury to go to a good cause, $500 from Phillips 76, along with the other you see listed below.

Perhaps the most interesting "donation" was the $90 that Gordy Boivin from Laguna Sea Sports found on the floor at Chamber Evening. Rather than announcing, "Did anyone lose $90 in cash????" and seeing 300 hands go up to claim it (and also since no one came up to us to ask if any lose cash had been found), we decided this would be lumped in with the Challenge money.

Anyhow, many thanks to all who contributed. To those that didn't, there's still time to add your name (call 310/652-4990 or go to "") to the list before we put out our final, audited numbers. So . . . ANY STAGGLERS?????

Ken Kurtis
Chamber Day/Eve 2002
(Updated & posted as of 5/07/02 10:15AM - last posted 4/30/02 10:25PM)

TOTAL TO DATE - $22,206

New contributors:
Kissick Family Foundation ($1000)
International Diving Society ($776)
Phillips 76 ($500)
Norma Deathridge ($300)
Joe Radowski ($100) ($100)
Robert E. Bradley ($100)
Tessa Alburn ($100)
William Helfrich ($100)
Found on the floor at Chamber Evening ($90)
Sachiko Ewald-Streit ($20)
Laura Bazerman ($20)

Donors to date:

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

*** 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)
Sport Chalet (paid)
Scuba Toys (paid)
Scuba Schools of America (paid)
International Diving Society (paid)
Phillips 76 (paid)
Scuba Haus
Catalina Scuba Luv/King Neptune
Malibu Divers
Ocean Adventures
Skin Diver Magazine

*** 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)
San Diego U/W Explorers (paid)
Pat Chock (paid)
Jeff Kelly (paid)
California Wreck Divers (paid)
Hollywoodivers (paid)
Mike Brennan (paid)
George Horn/Scuba Divine (paid)
Joe Radowski (paid) (paid)
Robert E. Bradley (paid)
Tessa Alburn (paid)
William Helfrich (paid)
Douglas Dive Club (paid)
Karen Mastro
The California Endowment
Mom’s the Word

Other contributors [less than $100]
Arno Dienhart (paid)
Darcy Benwood (paid)
Randal Patka (paid)
Roy Houston (paid)
Becky Cochran (paid)
Jim Adams (paid)
Ray Hartung (paid)
Jim Deas (paid)
Ken Kurtis (paid)
Found on the floor at Chmaber Evening (paid)
Sachiko Ewald-Streit (paid)
Laura Bazerman (paid)

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