CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2014 - UPDATE #1 - $3,410 (posted 3/21/14)

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Posted by Chamber day Committee on March 21, 2014 at 14:53:38:


40 years ago, the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber first opened its doors for business. And since that time, our Chamber has been there 24/7/365 for any diver in need of their services.

In 1989, Chamber Day was created as a way of providing more secure funding for our Chamber. And since that time, we've come back annually to ask you to pitch in and support your Chamber. We hope you'll never need it, but if you do, you'll be glad it's there.

A key component of our fund-raising efforts, especially the past few years, has been the Chamber Challenge. We “challenge” you to give a straight donation to our Chamber, and we hope you will then turn around and challenge your friends and dive buddies to match your generosity.

This year, we get started with two Gold sponsors, the first coming from longtime supporter Hollywoodivers and the second from another long-time supporter, John Delaney. Each year both Hollywoodivers and John are among the first to step up to the plate.

And we've got two Silver sponsors, one from yours truly (just so you know I put my money where my mouth is) and the other in memory of Chad Hildago, deckhand for the boat that ferries crew members and staff back and forth, who was killed in a motorcycle accident last month. (It also underscores that you can designate your donation in memory of someone no longer with us.)

We're off to a good start this year but we've got a long way to go until May 7 and a long way to go to beat last year's Challenge amount of $75,889. We can't do it without you. So we hope you'll join the committed divers and organizations below in support of our Chamber.

So who's next? Who will help push us past $5,000?

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2014 - $3,410 total (Updated 3/21/2014 @ 2PM - first update)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

Gold ($1,000 and up - includes 25th anniversary poster)
* Hollywoodivers
* John P. Delaney III

Silver ($500-999 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
* In memory of Chad Hildago
* Ken Kurtis (Reef Seekers Dive Co.)

Bronze ($100-499)
* Claudette Dorsey
* Anonymous
* Stuart Berryhill

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2014
& the entire Chamber Day 2014 Committee

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