CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2018 - UPDATE #3 - $12,240 (posted 3/21/18 - last updated 3/13)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2018 on March 21, 2018 at 17:45:11:


Last Sunday, runners all across L.A. went 26.2 miles in the annual L.A. marathon. And it serves as a good reminder that our goal here, and especially with the Chamber Challenge, is a marathon, not a sprint. So while I had hoped we’d had shot a little further ahead, I’m still pleased to share with you that we’ve made it past $12,000.

We are led in this part of the journey by the good folks at Beach Cities Scuba, who once again have pledged $1,000 (Gold level) to the Challenge. On top of that, they host four tables at Chamber Eve and they’ve done both of these things for a number of years now. And they hopefully inspire some other stores, at least in the Challenge area, to match what they are able to do.

Like the L.A. Marathon, our race splits into packs. You’ve got the ‘elites” at the front with their large contributions, and then you’ve got the “back-of-the pack” people coming in with $100 pledges, which is what forms the bulk of what we raises, much like the bulk of the marathoners run in the main pack, not with the elites.

And, also like the marathon, our eye right now is not only the distant finish line, but on the next few steps to get us to our next waypoint. In the marathon, it’s measured in 5K increments and in the Challenge, it’s measured in $5,000 increments. So $15,000 is our next landmark. And we’re not looking for a water station when we get there, but a money station to keep us moving along.

So who will help keep us going? Who’s next up in this wonderful journey? Our direct link to the donation page is https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/chamberday/payment.cfm . Who’s next???

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2018 - $12,240 total (Updated 3/21/2018 @ 5:30PM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Antelope Valley Desert Divers

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* Beach Cities Scuba
Pacific Wilderness
Billy Chambers
John Delaney

Silver ($500-999)
Mike Couffer
Don Lake
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Karl Huggins)

Bronze ($100-499)
* In memory of Tom Wetzel UICC 25 (Glenn & Kathryn Harrington)
* Michael Faust
* In memory of Tom Wetzel (Daniel Roberts)
* Henry Gittler
* Francesco Cameli
Stuart Berryhill
Scot & Karen Parker
Google match (Parker)
Roy Houston
Larry Thompson
Tina Branca

Other (less than $100)
Paul Weers
Debbie Rubin
Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2018
& the entire Chamber Day 2018 Committee

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