CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2016 - UPDATE #5 - $21,200 (posted 4/14 - last updated 4/8/16)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2016 on April 14, 2016 at 18:02:39:

I had hoped to be able to announce that we'd hit $20K so I am DELIGHTED to be able to tell you that we've actually passed $21,000 and are at $21,000. In this update, dive shops and clubs lead the way.

We start with a trio of $1,000/Gold donors, led by Sharky's Eco Diving (now under the ownership of Craig Yeaton). And Craig is following in Tony Wilcox' path of being a sold supporter of our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber.

Close on their heels is Antelope Valley Desert Divers (in Palmdale) who not only stays at the Gold level but also this year has three tables that they are sponsoring for Chamber Evening. They're a very active club and we also enjoy our yearly trek out to talk to them.

And last but not least in this go-round is Bluewater Photo store, who was a Silver-level ($500) don or last year but this year has gone full-frame and upped the pixel count to the Gold level with a $1,000 donation.

And joining them are a number of Bronze level donors as well. And all of these donations are not only fully tax-deductible, but also (and more importantly) are what helps keep our Chamber strong. Donít forget that even though we get support from L.A. County, almost 50% of the annual budget needs to come from the diving community and the Chamber Challenge plays a huge role in meeting that obligation.

Next benchmark is $25,000. Who will push in that direction? Get thee to our signup page (link below) and make the magic happen.

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2016 - $21,200 total (updated 4/14/2016 @ 5PM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Platinum ($5,000 and up)
TJ, Pat Stockhausen & Mike Emmerman

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* Sharky's Eco Diving
* Antelope valley Desert Divers
* Bluewater Photo
Beach Cities Scuba
West L.A. Dive Club
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (SOCDC)
James Silveria
The Roddenberry Foundation
Pacific Wilderness
John Delaney III

Silver ($500-999)
Susy Horowitz
Maja Vrvilo
In memory of Dr. Lee Somers (Karl Huggins)
Don Lake
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66/76 (matching Burkard)

Bronze ($100-499)
* Barnacle Busters
* Debbie Rubin
* Rosemary Kidd
* In memory of Fran Ollweiler (George Ollweiler)
* Kevin Augarten
* Michael Swinney
* Mark Stabb
In memory of Tim Baskin (Susy Horowitz)
In memory of Mark Tulin (Dyanna Smith)
Stuart Berryhill
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker (Tom Gordon)
Laguna Sea Dwellers
Cynthia Yonker
E. & J. Gallo Winery (matching Yonker)
Dark-Thirty Divers
J Quinn Ruddick
Jim Peasron - Oceanic Explorations
Raymond Keil
Dana Rodda
Patrick Smith & Cindy Shaw
Ron Coverston
In memory of Laurel Silver-Valker & Peter Duffin (Michael Francisco)
Michael Faust
Laurie Kasper

Other (less than $100)
* Annette Lohman
SFFD Dive Team
Debbie Karimoto
Robert Peyton
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Dan & Betty Orr

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2016
& the entire Chamber Day 2016 Committee

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