Send a kid to camp

Send a kid to camp: We’re over a third of the way to our goal

2014-05-03T00:00:00Z Send a kid to camp: We’re over a third of the way to our goalBy Debbie Kornmiller Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

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 small or no fees.

We kicked off our fund drive Feb. 20 with an envelope in the paper. Since then, we’ve received 735 donations totaling $66,070 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. We’re just over a third of the way to our goal with about a month before camp season begins.

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 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:

Harriet Krone, $25.

Sue and Jerry Lauer, $50.

Jane Leonard, $75.

Barbara and Howard Lilley, $100.

Christine Mankowitz, $500.

George and Ann Mavko, $100.

Yvonne Mayer, $50.

Joan Meggitt, $25.

Lily Meijer, $50.

Slyvia Miller, in memory of Ken Miller, $100.

Joe and Karen Milligan, $20.

Margaret Moore, $100.

Patricia Munsie, in memory of Bob Munsie, $25.

Douglas Nail, $50.

Nancy, Kenyon and Charmaine Newman, in memory of Jack Newman, $100.

Richard Niedling, $50.

Ardis Noonan, $50.

Brian O’Cain, $100.

J. O’shaughnessy, $10.

Robert Ornelas, $25.

David and Jean Patton, $200.

Clarence Peacock, $50.

Peggy and Dick Pearson, $100.

Ray and Mary Helen Pelton, $20.

Pima County ECAP, $231.

Noel and Suzanne Price, in honor of Jill Kristin Price, $50.

Ed Quander, $200.

Brenda Quick, $50.

Marsi Quigley, $100.

Lois Rains, $50.

Karen Randolph, $100.

Terry Reed, $200.

Carol Robinson, $400.

Donald Robson, $50.

Isadora Rowe, $10.

Patricia Rutledge, $50.

Russell and Karen Ryan, $400.

Bob Schmeltz, $100.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.



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