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 fees.

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 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 36,548 children to go to camp.

Recent donations include:

Ava Andrews, $100.

Robin Andrews, $100.

John Armitage $100.

AZ Desert Road Runner, $56.

Lorraine Backman, $33.

Linda Beccio, $50.

Tom Besterfeldt, $25.

Peter Bourque, $40.

Terrence Bracy, $100.

Dr. Richard Bradley, $200.

Patricia Burrus, $25.

Budd and Jude Busche, $200.

Donald and Helen Carson, in memory of Abe Chanin, $200.

Martha (West) Castlebury, in memory of Bob Liening, $75.

Robert Christofk, $100.

Lawrence Cohen, D.D.S., $50.

Dan Coulter, $50.

Barbara Dittmer, $10.

Gentleman Card players of Elk Lodge #2532, $100.

Warren Essig, in memory of Bill Pahlo, $20.

Mary Anne Fay, $200.

Lori Gaudette, $200.

Karrie Gibson, $50.

Donald Grimes, $100.

Ralph Hartley, in memory of Ralph Hartley Sr., $25.

Betty Hauser, $50.

Edwin Holliday, $20.

Robert and Betty Hovey, $249.

Betty Howell, $50.

Joyce Hughey, $50.

Jeffrey Hulting, $100.

R. Johnson, $25.

Barbara and David Kelly, $200.

Edward King, $25.

Katherine Knez, $100.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Laidlaw, $250.

Dr. Alan Lesselroth, $100.

Patricia Lobiondo, $100.

Margaret Loghry, $200.

David Maher, $50.

David and Joan Martin, $25.

Don and Judith Mellish, $100.

The Mercer family, $25.

Ann and Jeff Mervin, $400.

David Michael, $100.

Frank P Morello, $50.

Judith Mullikin, $25.

Donald and Ruth Myers, $600.

John and Robyn O’Neal, $250.

Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Obal, $50.

John and Lilian Ohagan, $75.

Joan Phillips, $50.

Barbara Radziemski, $50.

Ellen Shenkarow and Mark Raven, $100.

Mary Rex, $20.

Joseph and Barbara Ritchie, in memory of George Case, $50.

Maxine Robinson, $25.

Chris and Jim Ronstadt, $100.

Leigh Schartz, $25.

J.M. Schaefer, $20.

Betty Schermer Splendido, $300.

Tim and Anne Schaffner, $100.

Doris & Joseph Schreiber, $100.

Janet Schuh of Companion Care, in memory and honor of Abe Chanin, $50.

D. Schmidle, $100.

Mary Schneider, $40.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schudel, $100.

Jane Selbie, $100.

A.M. Semington, $10.

Bette and Daniel Sexton, $25.

Kenneth Shackman, $54.

Mildred Shepard, $25.

O. Shepler, $25.

Marv and Pat Silverman, $25.

Diane Simpson, $20.

Carole Slaybaugh, $20.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Silverman, $25.

Smiths, $10.

Paul Smith, $30.

Ed Snyder, $50.

Lou Edith Soldwedel, $100.

Janet Somerson, $400.

Barbara and Frank Sotomayor, $20.

Jaime Sotomayor, $30.

Ed Sperka, $30.

Charles and Eleanor Spiker, $100.

Joseph V. Spitler Jr., $200.

Kay Stephenson, $50.

Dan and Kathryn Stevenson, $50.

Frank Stiltner, in memory of Gertrude Bombenek, $100.

Gregg Stone, $25.

David Stoponi, $50.

The Rev. Carl Stouffer, $100.

Tom Stout, $200.

Robert and Patricia Strauss, $100.

Robert Strauss, in memory of Woody Cohen, $50.

Darlene Streicher, in memory of Abe Chanin, $50.

Kyle and Alice Sweet, $50.

Swingers Mens Golf Group at Skyline Country Club, in memory of Ginny Roof, $220.

Donna and Larry Tagg $100.

Ty Thayer, $200.

Spencer Titley, $100.

Keith Thorson, $50.

Joan and Jerry Tolle, $100.

Richard Tracy, $35.

Patricia Treeful, $100.

Carol Trejo, $50.

Linda Tumellie, $50.

Mike Ulichny, in honor of George W. Martin, $100.

John and Betsy Van De Beuken, $50.

Linda and Lou Vasquez, $100.

Laszlo Veres, $20.

Stephanie Vidoni-Hartung, in honor of Bob Liening, $55.

Andrew Vasquez, $25.

Robert Volsteadt, $15.

F. Frelinghuysen and Dr. Mary Voyatzis, $100.

Gerald Wallin, $25.

Richard Warren, $25.

Connie Whitehead, $200.

Ann Williams, $10.

Harris Weinberg, $10.

Nancy Wenzlaff, $25.

Clifford Williamson, $25.

Dale and Linda Windham, $100.

Barbara Winter, in honor of Bob, $50.

Robert Wolfe, $25.

Flora Yee $50.

Luis Zamudio, $15.

M. Zimmerman, $25.

Mary Zug, $50.

Nine anonymous donations totaling $525.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.