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 donations and 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.
Since then, thanks to Arizona Daily Star readers, we have helped to pay for 36,548 children to go to camp.
Recent donations include:
Donald Albin, $25.
William and Susan Allen, $200.
Eileen Anacker, $200.
Robert and Patricia Anderson, $100.
Enrique and Jennifer Aviles, $150.
Bob and Janet Barker, $60.
Kenneth Barratt, $50.
Ramona and Bill Bartolic, $75.
T.B. Bean, $20.
Bev Blackwood, $25.
Dr. George Bland, $50.
Charlene Bortmess, $25.
Linda Breck, $25.
Denise Brogna, $50.
Charles Brooks, $20.
Burghard Family Memorial Fund, $100.
Susan Muzik Bussmann, $25.
Eugene Catalano, $20.
Donald and Annegrethe Christensen, $50.
Alice Clark, $20.
John and Karen Coffin, $100.
Mary Cole, $100.
Elsin Collins, $50.
Julie Harding and Ed Curran, $100.
Diane Curtis, $25.
Susan Danos, $20.
Mary Jane Davis, $50.
Vera and Dr. Richard De Jong, $1,000.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Demanuele, $400.
Helen Donegan, $100.
Joan Duncan, $100.
Larry and Judy East Charitable Fund, $150.
Diane Egerton, $25.
Elaine Erhardt, $25.
Shirley Erickson, $150.
ESO Fifth Wheels, $25.
Elanor Feeney, in memory of Abe Chanin, $25.
Christine and George Fellner, $100.
Joel Fowler, $400.
Lela K. Freiman, $300.
Mark Freshwater, $20.
Ron Gardiner, $25.
Jim and Lynn Gardner, $25.
Marvin Girardeau, $25.
Annette Goldstein, in memory of Sol, $25.
Adeline Gonzales, $35.
Jeffrey and Jo Grant, $50.
Floyd and Marlene Greengrass, $50.
Donald and Shirley Grieme, $50.
Charlene Gundry, $20.
Mary and Michael Habib, $25.
Susan and Kenneth Halbach, $202.
Margaret Hamachek, $100.
Prudence Ward Haney, $100.
Steven and Drusilla Hansen, $25.
L. Harker. $100.
Barbara and Derold Harmon, $25.
Mr. Leslie W. Hathway, $10.
La Verne Hawkins, in memory of Bob Liening, $50.
Sara Hemmings, $100.
Janelle Hink, $25.
William and Bettie Hunchis, $100.
Debra Irons, $50.
Jackson family, $50.
Marilyn Jameson, in memory of Sam Musick, 1981-96, $25.
Sandra Johnsen, $50.
Bill and Marj Jorden, $100.
Sandra Kaser, in memory of Joel Towers, $50.
Sharon Kasle, $25.
Tom and Irene Keating, $200.
Barbara Kehew $100.
Katie and Jim Kelly, in memory of Bob Liening, $15.
Sara Kessler, $25.
Nancy Kinerk, in honor of Art Davis on his birthday, $50.
Ann King, in honor of Will Stevens, age 3, $50.
Bill and Kathy Kinney Philanthropic Fund at the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, $750.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kinslinger, $40.
Joan Kleinerman, $15.
David Langebartel, $20.
Anna Jean Larson, $200.
William Lehman, $25.
Col. Martin Lenzini, $100.
Marilyn Lerner, $30.
Linda Levine, $25.
Richard and Irene Lilja, $50.
More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.