Organizers call Chamber Day 2018 another rousing success

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USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber Director Karl Huggins, left, presents a check to Chamber Day/Eve Chairman Ken Kurtis on the right. Photo courtesy of Chris Glaeser

The 30th annual Chamber Day (and 20th annual Chamber Eve) was among the most successful fundraisers for the USC Hyperbaric Chamber on Catalina.

First of all, thank you to all who made this happen both from a participant and a volunteer standpoint. We literally could not do it without you.

I’m delighted to report that our grand total of $116,057 was better than we thought we’d do and is also the seventh-highest total ever for the event.

We tried a few new things this year – different raffle format and VGD VIP area at Chamber Eve, plus Early Bird pricing for Chamber Day – and we’ll make some tweaks for next year. But hopefully everyone had a good time and – more importantly – we raised much-needed funds for our Chamber.

Here’s how the numbers break down by segment of the event:

• Chamber Day (boat, raffles, merchandise) – $13,369

• Flying Dutchman – $7,600

• Chamber Eve (diners, VGD, raffle tix, merchandise) – $26,872

• Challenge – $66,186

• Web merchandise – $2,030

Ken Kurtis is chairman of Chamber Day/Eve 2018.

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