Chamber Challenge 2008 - update #10 ($40,180!!!)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 30, 2008 at 12:34:45:

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Id get to write this sentence: We just passed $40,000 in the Chamber Challenge. Simply amazing. And weve still got a week to go until Chamber Day/Eve 2008.

We start off by thanking our newest Silver level sponsor, Anthony Brown. He took an ERD class at our Chamber in 2007 and really understands the importance of keeping the Chamber healthy. We also note that the DiveVets, who previously pledged $1500, have increased that to $1700 on their website. So we can include that additional amount now.

But lets not stop here. Weve got 7 days to go but the Chamber operates 365 days a year (366 this year, since its a Leap Year). And dont lose sight of the fact that your donations not only help the Chamber run, but also help with outreach and diver education programs. And when you consider that weve gotten a relatively large number of treatments in the first quarter of this year, it underscores the need and importance of getting good info about diver safety out to the community.

At the risk of sounding greedy or overly-optimistic, weve got a shot at $45,000 But we cant do it without you. So whaddya say? Whos next?? Who willing to support your Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber???

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2008 - $40,180 total (Updated 4/30/08 @ 12Noon - last updated 4/25)
(New donors are marked with an asterisk.)

Platinum ($5,000 and up)
OCDiving.com Divers
The Deep (RVM & Associates)
Michael Kane

Gold ($1,000 - 4,999)
Stacy Friedowitz
The Herndon Family
Mark Conover
Robert Wagner
DiveNav, Inc.
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
Pacific Wilderness
Sport Chalet
Laurie Kasper & Ken Kurtis

Silver ($500 - 999)
* Anthony Brown
Scuba Haus
Deep Sea Supply
Jim Krasne
Mike &Kim Lancaster/ Taco Bell Corp.
Eo Ong/Burbank Dive Club
Scuba Schools of America
Jeanne Sleeper
Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society
Ocean Adventures
Karl Huggins

Bronze ($100 - 499)
* Joe Takahashi
* Jadine Moy
J. Quinn Ruddick
Mark Stabb
Kathryn Cody
Marc Hall
Mark Lacaillade
Derek Evanson
Mitch Jacoves
Craig Oberlin
Angi Froelich & Conoco-Phillips (matching grant)
Lost Patrol Dive Club
Kevin Augarten
Robert Evans
Jeremy Wolf
Malibu Divers
Second Stage dive boat
Gary Sanders
Great Escape dive boat
Rex Uber
Melin Isa
Frank Huntley
Fran & George Ollweiler
Michael Swinney
Claudette Dorsey
Walter Watson
Jerry Nickelsburg
Susy Horowitz
Sea Divers Dive Club
Old Broads Dive Club
Barnacle Busters Scuba Club
Chris Rybak & Conoco-Phillips (matching grant)
California Wreck Divers
Derek & Debbie Karimoto
James Haw
Kevin Lee
Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel

Others (less than $100)
Mary Fritz

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2008

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