CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2013 - update #11 - $49,557 (BIBS!!!)

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on April 29, 2013 at 13:33:15:

We got BIBS!!!! In a big way!!!!

We told you a little less than two week sago about our need for 10 new BIBS masks at a cost of $1,525 each and asked that if you can fund/sponsor one for us, you do so. Anyone sponsoring a mask will have their name listed on a sign that will reside at the Chamber indicating said sponsorship.

Well Scott Bruce & Ronnie Chen have steeped up in a big way with a $3050 donation that will fund TWO of the masks. Best of all, Scott is employed by Google and they have a matching grant program where they will match up to $3,000 of a employee's contribution. So that gets us two MORE masks (we'll find the extra $100).

On top of that, we've been able to secure an agreement with the BIBS manufacturer, that if we buy 8 at $1,525 each, THEY'LL GIVE US #9 AND #10 FOR FREE!!! That's like getting a 20% discount. More importantly, it means we only need to fund TWO more masks to get them all.

So how about it???? Who will help us get there? Just go to our secure server, go to the Challenge section, enter $1,525, in a donation assignment write "BIBS Mask,” and we’re on our way!!! Here's the link: https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/SCA/events/event_order.cgi?tmpl=events&event=2360392%20

Who's ready to help????????

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2013 - $49,557 total (posted 4/29/13 @ 1PM - last updated 4/28)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Platinum ($5,000-9,999 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
Ocean Institute
Michael Kane
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ

BIBS MASKS ($1,525 each - we need 10)
* #6 - Scott Bruce & Ronnie Chen
* #5 - Scott Bruce & Ronnie Chen
* #4 - Google
* #3 - Google
#2 - Women Divers Hall of Fame
#1 - Ocean Institute

Gold ($1,000-4,999 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
Pacific Wilderness
Eco Dive Center
Robert Wagner
Laurie Kasper & Ken Kurtis
Beach Cities Scuba
John Delaney III
Sport Chalet
Antelope Valley Desert Divers

Silver ($500-999 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
Jim Krasne
Don Lake
James Whipple
Karl Huggins
Susy Horowitz
Eo Ong & Paul Thompson

Poster ($250-499 - includes 25th anniversary poster)
Honoring Lauren Carreon Polzin
Nilo O. Arnaiz
In memory of Kevin Flanagan
J. Quinn Ruddick
Joe Takahashi
Angi & Ron Burkard
Phillips 66 matching grant
Rex Uber
LAUPS (L.A. Underwater Photographic Society)
Dan & Betty Orr
Ocean Adventures
Selky Charters (Sundiver II)
Chris Rybak
Conoco-Philips matching grant
Roy & Linda Houston
Stuart Berryhill
Jeanne Sleeper
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Stephen Benevides
Robert Newman

Bronze ($100-499)
Deborah Butt
Thomas Penn
Grant Graves
Fin Bevan
Michael Madden
Laguna Sea Dwellers
Carol Yin
Barnacle Busters
In memory of William H. Ginsberg
Mark Stabb
Dr. James Blake
Claudette Dorsey
Gary Sanders
Derek Smith
Sue Ollweiler
Leslie Thompson
Kevin Augarten
Jerry Nickelsburg
Gorman Dive Adventures & Travel
Jing Yuen Yeo
Dana Rodda
Michael Faust
Watson Family Trusts
Patrick Smith & Cindy Shaw

Other (less than $100)
Jani Hall
Jacques-Yves Couleaud
Faye Brenner
Brock Dewey
Little girl at Divers Day ($2)

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2013
& the entire Chamber Day 2013 Committee

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