Send a kid to Camp

Generous Star readers help send kids to camp

2014-04-22T00:00:00Z 2014-04-23T18:48:10Z Generous Star readers help send kids to campBy Debbie Kornmiller Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 22, 2014 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 camps and Camp Courage burn camp for little or no money.

We kicked off our fund drive Feb. 20 with an envelope in the paper. Since then, we’ve received 550 donations totaling $48,963 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. Donations are welcome throughout the year. We are grateful for your donation and are continuing our thank-yous today.

Your contribution is tax-deductible, qualifying for the state’s working-poor charitable tax credit of up to $400.

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

Recent donations include:

Cindy O’Connell, $30.

Ana and Jim Lockhart, $25.

Mark and Eleanor Lowder, $100.

Susan Malynn, $25.

Felicia May, $50.

Bette and William Mayfield, $25.

Helen Mazziotta, $50.

Betsy McDonald, $20.

Mildred McElroy, in honor of Tom, $500.

Joan and Conrad McGlamery, in honor of grandson K.C. McGlamery, $50.

Hugh McKenzie, $1,000.

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

Carol Mead, $25.

Jan Means, $10.

Albert Millbrandt, $15.

Ralph and Loretta Miller, $25.

Richard and Maria Miranda, $50.

William and Carol Mitchell, $400.

Maria Moraga, $5.

John Morgan, $20.

Alice Morris, $100.

Milan Murchek, $50.

Laura Murphy, $25.

Georgianna Murphy, $500.

James Murtagh, $50.

Donald and Ruth Myers, $600.

Nails Naturally by Joyce, $10.

Barbara Nelson, $50.

Maureen North, $25.

Delores Norton, $500.

Thomas Parnell, $50.

J.S. Payne, $30.

Kate Piper, $100.

Richard Portmann, $50.

George Pottinger, in memory of Louie Leon and his Big Band, $50.

George Pottinger, in memory of Jane Schinkel, $50.

Katherine Poulsen, $50.

Bea and German Quiroga, in memory of Raquel and Jesus Heredia, $80.

Barbara Ramage, $25.

Gary and Becky Ratcliff, $500.

Elizabeth Raymond, $30.

Edgar Rawls, $100.

Rene Redondo, $100.

Jim and Jackie Riley, in memory of Woody Cohen, $50.

Roger and Leone Ring, $25.

Kathryn Rios, $10.

Neva Rodriguez, $50.

Mary Ann Rombough, $100.

Robert B. Rombough $200.

F. G. Romero, $30.

William Rudy, $200.

Cynthia Rupp, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Ryan, $30.

Stephne Sahakian, $20.

Dean and Cathy Sawin, in memory of Bruce Hawkins, $50.

Dean and Cathy Sawin, in memory of Bob Liening, $50.

Betty Saylor, $35.

Kristy and Karl Scharf, in memory of Bob Liening, $40.

More donations will be acknowledged in the next week.

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