Posted by Chamber Day 2017 committee on May 02, 2017 at 20:56:01:|
Holy donation Batman!!!!! Look what happened.
Dr. Jeff Sipsey was the longtime head hyperbaric doctor for our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Based out of County USC (as all the chamber hyperbaric docs are), he first got involved in 1976 and spent close to 40 years watching out for us, and was Medical Director for much of that time. Ironically, he was NOT a diver himself and didn't quite understand what the allure was for us. But he was always looking out for us and treating us when needed.
Although Jeff retired not too long ago, life can be cruel, and he died not too long after he stopped working. But his memory lives on and tonight we're delighted to announce that Jeff's sister Cindy, along with a donor who chooses to remain anonymous, have teamed up to honor Jeff's memory with a very generous Platinum donation of $5,100. Wow.
It also allows us to wonder if $60,000 is now within our reach. We've still got 25 hours until we announce our final total so who knows? Wanna help get us there? Go to the website www.chamberday.org and make your donation. Like our Chamber, we’re open 24/7.
CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2017 - $57,010 total (Updated 5/2/2017 @ 8:15PM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.
DIAMOND ($10,000 & up)
* In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey (from his sister Cindy and an anonymous donor)
Michael Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ
In memory of Kevin Binkley & Tom Binkley (from their Cee Ray dive buddies)
Cirque du Soleil
Sharky's Scuba & Swim
Antelope Valley Desert Divers
South Orange County Dive Club
Beach Cities Scuba
Cynthia Yonker (E&J Gallo match)
Anonymous (to cover Chamber volunteers dinner)
In memory of Max von Klein (anonymous)
California Diving News
Ocean Adventures Dive Co.
Ron & Angi Burkard
Phillips 66/76 (Burkard match)
E. & J. Gallo match (matching Yonker)
The Walt Disney Co. (matching Bush)
In memory of Dr. Lee Somers (from Karl Huggins)
Sonal & Sudeep Patel
In memory of Adam Arnold Anderson (from the Cee Ray)
In memory of Lee Somers (Jadine Moy)
The Sea Divers
Robert & Judith Fisher
In memory of Max von Klein (from Scuba Haus)
Dive News Network
In memory of Jeff Larson (Kevin Augarten)
Arnold Munoz & Lisa M. Anya-Munoz
Dale & Kim Sheckler
Reef Seekers Dive Co.
In memory of Tim Baskin (from Allison Vitsky & Andy Sallmon)
Pfizer Inc. (matching Vitsky)
Laguna Sea Dwellers
In memory of Leon Slavin (from Brad Jacks)
Bob & Laura Mosqueda
Douglas Dive Club
In memory of Tom Binkley (from Rex Uber)
Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Dive Club
In memory of Daniel Wright, Da Boy (from Robin Wright)
In memory of Tom Binkley (from Susy Horowitz)
In memory of Bob Hagedorn (from Susy Horowitz)
Cindy Shaw & Patrick Smith
Other (less than $100)
* Diana Rainforth
Dan & Betty Orr
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2017
& the entire Chamber Day 2017 Committee