Fund seeks $80,000 as summer approaches

2013-05-20T00:00:00Z Fund seeks $80,000 as summer approachesDebbie Kornmiller Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Arizona Daily Star's Sportsmen's Fund Send a Kid to Camp program raises money so children from low-income households and military families can attend overnight YMCA, Boy Scout and Girl Scout and Camp Courage burn camps.

Our goal is to raise $170,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. So far we have received 992 donations totaling $90,299 with the summer camp season fast approaching, which means we are still shy about $80,000.

Your contribution is tax-deductible, qualifying for the state's working-poor charitable tax credit of up to $400 and is welcome throughout the year.

The Sportsmen's Fund, one of the oldest 501(c)(3) charities in Southern Arizona, was founded in 1947.

Since then, thanks to Arizona Daily Star readers, we have helped to pay for 35,869 children to go to camp.

Recent donations include:

Marilyn Abraham, $100.

Delores Albanese, $25.

Katherine Arnold, $50.

Sheila Bennen, $50.

Ben Berg, in memory of Catherine Berg, $200.

Larry and Randi Berkson, $400.

Riemke Brakema, $100.

Walter Brem, $75.

Allan Cameron, $100.

Paul Carter, $25.

Eugene Cech and Kay Kennard, $100.

Helyn Davis, $100.

Sylvia Dunkelman, $50.

Joyce Dunshee, $100.

Joseph Eigner, $100.

William Faust, $200.

Debbie Fleischman, $100.

The Flynns, $400.

Gene and Mary Foushees, $100.

Mark Fraze, $200.

Wendell Graves, in memory of Shirley Boughton, $50.

John Heidel, $25.

Jimmy and Karen Hively, $100.

Lois Hopkin, $50.

Helen Jedele, $30.

Norma Judge, $25.

Julia Kent, $100.

Karl Klingelhofer, $50.

Lois Kulakowski, $200.

Stan Lehman, in memory of Renaye "Ricki" Lehman, $500.

Yen and Sim Low, $25.

Janice and Duncan MacDonell, $200.

Mr. and Mrs. M. McLeod, $100.

C.J. Merkle, $100.

Jane Morgan, $25.

Helen Nazzaro, $35.

David Patton, $200.

Paul and Myra Rees, $100.

Barbara and Joseph Ritchie, in memory of George P. Case, $100.

James Rosborough, $25.

Henry Ruth and Deborah Mathieu, $200.

Sally and Bob Salvatore, $100.

Francine Shafton, in memory of Morton Shafton, $100.

Patricia Sharpe, $100.

J.D. Shulec, $100.

Sidney and Iva Spurgeon, $200.

Gary and Virginia Strniste, $150.

Stuart and Barbara Summers, $400.

Roderic and Vel Tizzard, in memory of Paul Heller, $100.

Anne Trombley, $35.

John Underwood, $40.

Edgar Updegraff, $50.

Phyllis and John Wassenberg, $100.

Earl and Lois Wilford, $100.

Kim Yubeta and family, $100.

Mel Zuckerman, $250.

Two anonymous donations totaling $40.


• Credit-card donations:

• Send checks, payable to Send a Kid to Camp, to: Send a Kid to Camp, P.O. Box 16141, Tucson, AZ 85732-6141.

• For more information: Senior Editor Debbie Kornmiller at 434-4080 or

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.

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