CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - UPDATE #9 - $38,075

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 19, 2010 at 05:19:56:

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - UPDATE #9 - $38,075 (posted 4/19/10 - last updated 4/15)

Michael Kane certainly knows how to make a splash.

The easy way is to make a giant stride off of a dive boat. But the way that benefits the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and which can directly benefit us all, is to call us with a $10,000 donation to the Chamber Challenge. Thatís not a misprint.

Thereís no question that Michael and I - quite publicly at times - have gone head-to-head over differing views about diving. But the one area where weíve always been in 100% agreement is the importance of supporting the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber.

Michael knows that whether youíre a beginning diver, a tech diver, or anything in-between, some day our Chamber could literally be what stands between you and life & death, or living a normal life versus the prospect of never walking again. Diving injuries donít care who you are, what brand of diving you endorse, or what gas youíre breathing. If youíre bent or embolised, you need our Chamber.

Michael was the one who gave this Challenge itís initial boost many years ago and weíre quite happy and thankful to accept his contribution again this year. The last few weeks leading up to Chamber Day/Eve are sometimes our most critical and busy and Michaelís gift not only gives us a big boost, but also hopefully will spur others of you reading this right now to dig deep and donate, either through the website (www.chamberday.org - click ďOn-line DonationsĒ) or by calling us at 310/652-4990.

Whether itís $10,000 or $100 or anything in between, your donations make for a Chamber thatís healthier, and that means a diving population that has a better chance of staying healthy when something goes wrong. So please join Michael and the dozens of others who have already contributed.

So . . . who's next? Who will help push us towards (&/or past) $40,000?

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2010 - $38,075 total (Updated 4/19/10 @ 7PM - last updated 4/15)
(New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk)

Diamond ($10,000 and up)
* Michael Kane

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Ocean Institute
Mike, Pat, & TJ Emmerman

Gold ($1,000-$4,999)
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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