CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2018 - UPDATE #4 - $15,190 (posted 3/28/18 - last updated 3/21)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2018 on March 28, 2018 at 14:35:52:


Onward and upward: The Challenge has passed $15,000!!!

This mini-surge is led by our good friends at Hollywood Divers under the direction of Hal Wells, Bill Strong, and Karim Hamza. They give a Gold Level Challenge donation each year as well as sponsoring a boat (Westerly this year) AND taking a table at Chamber Eve. They under stand the importance of having our Chamber available 24/7/365.

We are also pleased to welcome back into the fold Silver level sponsors Angi & Ron Burkard whose donation also underscores the value of corporate matching grants. Angi works for Phillips 66/76 and they kick in another $500 to match what she and Ron gave. Be sure to check with your company to see if they also have a matching grant program.

We keep telling you that your donations help keep our Chamber available at a moments notice. And we’re sure some of you think that’s nothing more than hyperbole. And while it’s true that our Chamber doesn’t get used for treatments every single day, let me share with you what happened this past weekend.

Because there was not one, not two, not three . . . but FOUR divers who needed to be evaluated. When all was said and done, two of those divers were treated in our Chamber. And aside from the manpower and resources needed to do the treatments, then there was time and more manpower needed to clean up and restock to get the Chamber ready for the next potential diver-in-trouble.

Your donations make all of this happen and keep things running smoothly. Every dollar strengthens this safety net that divers in SoCal hope they never need but which becomes vital to their well-being when something goes wrong.

So who’s next?? Our direct link to the donation page is https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/chamberday/payment.cfm . Who’s going to push us towards $20,000???

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2018 - $15,190 total (Updated 3/28/2018 @ 2:15PM)
New donors are marked with an asterisk.

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

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

Silver ($500-999)
* Angi & Ron Burkard
* Phillips 66 / 76 match (Burkard)
Mike Couffer
Don Lake
In memory of Tom Wetzel (Karl Huggins)

Bronze ($100-499)
* Allison Vitsky & Andy Sallmon
* Pfizer match (Vitsky & Sallmon)
* In memory of Tom Wetzel (Kathy Kalohi)
* Laurie Kasper
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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