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CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2015 - UPDATE #9 - $38,425 (posted 4/24/15 - last updated 4/21)


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Posted by Chamber Day 2015 Committee on April 24, 2015 at 20:19:56:

We are closing in on $40,000!!!

We're in that weird time window between two weeks out and one week away when it's too soon to plead "FINAL DAYS" but it's close enough to the finish line that we get concerned about where we'll end up.

This is especially true this year because our boat signups are lagging significantly. We're at a little over 50% where last year at this time we were sold out. So contributions to the Challenge from folks who understand the importance of our Chamber REALLY become critical at this juncture.

That's why we're so pleased to welcome a new Gold sponsor in the form of Marine Animal Rescue, a group dedicated to helping and saving stranded sea lions and other marine animals in the same way (broadly speaking) that our Chamber helps divers. We've also got the folks at South Orange County Dive Clun (SOCDC) to thank for their Gold level sponsorship in addition to the two tables they have at Chamber Eve. And we also have a dynamic duo in the person of Carlos Linares and Symantec Corporation, the latter of who matches Carlos' $500 contribution to make it $1000 total and bump it up to Gold (as well as illustrate the power of corporate matching grants).

Who's next? Who's willing to go to www.chamberday.org and give us a push to help us get past $40,000???? How about . . . YOU???????

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2015 - $38,425 total (Updated 4/24/2015 @ 8PM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 & up)
Ocean Institute

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

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* Marine Animal Rescue
* South Orange County Dive Club
* Carlos Linares & Symantec Corp. match
The Roddenberry Foundation
Hollywoodivers
Antelope Valley Desert Divers
Scuba.com
Beach Cities Scuba
John Delaney
Pacific Wilderness
Rick Moore
Temecula Dive Club
Cirque du Soleil

Silver ($500-999)
Ken Kurtis & Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Maja Vrvilo
Jim Krasne
Christine Rybak & Conoco Phillips match
Susy Horowitz
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey
Jeanne Sleeper
Phillips 66

Bronze ($100-499)
* Sole Searchers Dive Club
* Dan & Betty Orr
* Annette Lohman
Thomas Penn & Baxter Healthcare match
In memory of Lee Somers
Laurie Kasper
Eric Ernest
Diana Rainforth
Greg Tengan
Kevin Augarten
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Bob & Laura Mosqueda
Barnacle Busters (additional donation)
Barry Weiner
Debbie Rubin
Stephen Benavides
Dark-Thirty Divers
Dana Rodda
Patrick & Cindy Smith
Barnacle Busters Dive Club
Michael Faust
Roy Houston
Angi & Ron Burkard
James Adams
Michael Swinney

Other (less than $100)
* In memory of Dr. Lee Somers
* Ric Aceves
Sheree Lahey
Brock Dewey
Thomas J. Connare, Jr.
______________________________________

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2015
& the entire Chamber Day 2015 Committee
www.chamberday.org
310/652-4990



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