CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2015 - UPDATE #8 - $35,025 (posted 4/21/15 - last updated 4/20)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2015 committee on April 21, 2015 at 20:13:52:

We have rocketed past $35,000!!!

The large jump is due mainly to the continued generosity of the Ocean Institute down in Newport Beach which gets kids interacting with the ocean and exposes them to the many wonders of the sea. So they're a great partner. On top of that, they've got two tables at Chamber Evening, they get extra raffle tickets (they bring a bunch of their kids), and they've got a trio of spots on the Flying Dutchman. We're very privileged to be affiliated with them.

Also chipping in this go-round is the Roddenberry Foundation at the Gold level. They're a longtime supporter and while space may have been the final frontier for Star Trek, the oceans are the frontier that they concentrate on now along with other frontiers to benefit humanity.

And rounding out our donors is some dude named Ken Kurtis who's apparently affiliated with something called Reef Seekers Dive Co. and they are at the Silver level.

We are two weeks away and the pace quickens. We really need your help to make our lofty goals this year. The great thing about the Challenge is that every dollar you contribute goes directly to the Chamber because there are zero costs associated with this aspect of the event. So please dig deep and give whatever you can.

Who's next? $40,000 is within reach and YOU can help us get there.

CHAMBER CHALLENGE 2015 - $35,025 total (Updated 4/21/2015 @ 8PM)
New donors are in bold type and marked with an asterisk.

Diamond ($10,000 & up)
* Ocean Institute

Platinum ($5,000-9,999)
Mike Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, & TJ

Gold ($1,000-4,999)
* The Roddenberry Foundation
Antelope Valley Desert Divers
Beach Cities Scuba
John Delaney
Pacific Wilderness
Rick Moore
Temecula Dive Club
Cirque du Soleil

Silver ($500-999)
* Ken Kurtis & Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Maja Vrvilo
Jim Krasne
Christine Rybak & Conoco Phillips match
Susy Horowitz
In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey
Jeanne Sleeper
Phillips 66

Bronze ($100-499)
Thomas Penn & Baxter Healthcare match
In memory of Lee Somers
Laurie Kasper
Eric Ernest
Diana Rainforth
Greg Tengan
Kevin Augarten
In memory of Fran Ollweiler
Bob & Laura Mosqueda
Barnacle Busters (additional donation)
Barry Weiner
Debbie Rubin
Stephen Benavides
Dark-Thirty Divers
Dana Rodda
Patrick & Cindy Smith
Barnacle Busters Dive Club
Michael Faust
Roy Houston
Angi & Ron Burkard
James Adams
Michael Swinney

Other (less than $100)
Sheree Lahey
Brock Dewey
Thomas J. Connare, Jr.

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2015
& the entire Chamber Day 2015 Committee

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