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 1,346 donations totaling $132,417 with the summer camp season now underway. We are shy about $37,000.

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

Martha Adair, in memory of Arthur J. Adair, $100.

Nikki and Frank Araiza, $35.

Diana Armour, $200.

Raynor Armstrong, $25.

Barbara Arnold, $100.

Martin and Eva Bacal, in memory of Harry and Elizabeth Bacal, $200.

Kathleen Bean, $500.

Arthur and Sondra Bernard, $45.

Mary Black, $150.

Alma Caffall, $100.

Mel Cohen and Molly Senor, $100.

Rhett Crowninshield, $100.

Dr. and Mrs. Richard DeJong, $1,000.

Jeanine Delgman, $100.

Marjorie Evans, $200.

James and Susan Farero, $10.

Bob Farina, $200.

Gary and Janet Grimm, $100.

LaVerne Hawkins, in memory of Chick Hawkins and Bruce Hawkins, $100.

Kathy and John Heyl, $100.

Katherine Hoff, $250.

Ann Holt, $200.

Lynn Hurst, $50.

Jaqueline S. Jacobson, $110.

Jerri Jameson, $150.

Donald and Eleanor Jeck, $200.

William and Ellen Kurtz, $1,000.

William Lehman, $25.

Mark and Eleanor Lowder, $100.

James and Kathleen Lupori, in memory of Jane Bates, $50.

Marcus Lynch, in memory of Rex Lynch and John Peterson, $100.

Paula McCloskey, $400.

Patricia McElroy, $50.

Joan and Gene McGlamery, in honor of grandson K.C. McGlamery, $100.

Lori Minor, $100.

Terry and Georgianna Murphy, $200.

D.J. Myerson, $100.

Cynthia Olms, $25.

Richard Orielly, $500.

Sherry Palmer, $200.

Ann Peller, $200.

Joy Phoenix, $200.

Katherine Prewitt, $50.

Jane Prinz, $100.

Robert Raney, $50.

John and A-Lan Reynolds, $400.

D.F. and Mary Romano, in memory of Fred A. Romano, $100.

Gary Roth, in memory of Kate Murphy, $40.

Skinner family, in memory of Don H. Skinner, $50.

Agnes Stahlschmidt, $400.

Annie Stein, $75.

Dorothy Taylor, $100.

Title Security Agency, $52.

Nancy Tyson, $100.

Mrs. John Tomy, $25.

Clague, Marjorie, Nick and Lavia Van Slyke, in memory of Alex Van Slyke, $100.

Robert Ware, $30.

Mike and Lisa Ziehler, in memory of Joseph Riley, $25.

Four anonymous donations totaling $450.


• 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