CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - UPDATE #8 - $28,075

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 15, 2010 at 19:31:07:

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - UPDATE #8 - $28,075 (posted 4/15/10 - last updated 4/12)

That's NOT a misprint. We've just cracked $28,000. Simply amazing. (And thank you to all our donors who've gotten us this far this fast.)

We start by singing the praises of the amazing generosity of the folks down at the Ocean Institute. They're always been longtime supporters of the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber , usually taking two tables at Chamber Evening, buying scads of raffle tickets, and making a generous Challenge donation. This year, they called us and said, "We're going to increase our overall participation this year and our Challenge donation will total $7000." Wow!!!! (And that's in addition to their two tables and raffle tix at Chamber Evening.) As we always say, we appreciate support at any level but we REALLY appreciate support in the upper four-figures.

We also get to salute one of our dive clubs that are longtime supporters as well. Eo Ong & the Burbank Dive Club just last night (we spoke at their meeting) handed us a check for $500, making them once again a Silver-level donor. And that also points out the great thing about dive clubs. Pool together a bunch of smaller donations from all the members and you can make it a hefty donation in the name of the club.

Throw in three $100 donations and that slides us past $28K. But let's not stop there. We're on a good track right now and we're asking you to dig as deep as you can with whatever you can afford. Give us a call or do it through the website but get your name on the Chamber Challenge.

So . . . who's next? Who will help push us towards (&/or past) $30,000?

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - $28,075 total (Updated 4/15/10 @ 7PM - last updated 4/12)
(New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk)

Platinum ($5000-9999)
* Ocean Institute
Mike, Pat, & TJ Emmerman

Gold ($1000-$4999)
The Herndon family
Robert Wagner
Sport Chalet
Pacific Wilderness Dive Club
John Delaney
Laurie Kasper & Ken Kurtis

Silver ($500-999)
* Eo One & The Burbank Dive Club
La Verne Eco Dive Club
Susan Grant
Rex Uber
Ocean Adventures
California Diving News & The Scuba Show
Karl Huggins

Bronze ($100-499)
* Henry Gittler
* Derek Evanson
* Grant Graves
Barnacle Busters
Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel
Michael Margolis
Mary-Lou Quinn & Jukka Pylkkanen
Dana Rodda
Michael Swinney
Cindy Shaw & Patrick Smith
Maria Carillo High School
The Sea Divers
Matt Levinson
Lost Patrol Dive Club
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Angela & Ron Burkard
Conoco-Phillips match
Kevin Augarten
Derek & Debbie Karimoto
Frank Huntley
Sue Ollweiler
Gary Sanders
Jerry Nickelsburg
Randy Barker
Great Escape Charters
Kommander Kodi
Stephen Benavides
Blue Water Divers
In memory of Robert W. Myers
Susy Horowitz
Chris Rybak
Conoco-Phillips (matching grant)

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2010
& the entire Chamber Day 2010 Committee

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