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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 Tatiyee, for school-age children and older teens with special needs, at little or no cost to their families.

Our goal is to raise $190,000 and send 650 local boys and girls to area camps this summer. So far, we’ve received 1,028 donations totaling $144,372, which puts us three-fourths of the way to our goal.

Since 1947, the Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund has helped pay for 38,551 children to go to camp. We’re one of the oldest 501(c)3 charities in Arizona and one of the most efficient in our giving, with 97 cents of every dollar going to send kids to camp.

Your contribution qualifies for the Arizona tax credit of up to $800 for donations to qualifying charitable organizations. Donations are welcome throughout the year.

Recent donations include:

Wallace Roberts, $200.

Marcia Robinson, $400.

Judy Roemmelt, $200.

Theresa Romine Lee, $100.

Vic and Kay Rudek, in memory of Frank Fitzpatrick, $100.

Anna Sakowski, $25.

Eric Schindler, $100.

Suzanne Schoen, $50.

Donald Schroeder, $100.

Sally Schuneman, $100.

Marlene Shamis, $50.

Faye Shevel, $25.

Blaine and Patricia Smith, $100.

Charles Smith Jr., $100.

Byron Snyder, $200.

David Stallings, $100.

Harold Staves, in memory of grandson Luke Anderson, $100.

Sue Steiner, $50.

Peter Stewart, $50.

Richard Stockton, $200.

Deborah Summers, in memory of Jeanette Summers, $200.

Roy and Gloria Swope, $300.

J. T., $300.

Don and Josie Tanner, in memory of Tim Tanner, who dedicated his life’s work to helping foster children grow, learn and become young adults, $150.

Thunder Mountain Moose Lodge 2475, $200.

Sally Tiffany, $20.

Mary Topmiller, in memory of Tim Fagan and Mary Topmiller, $100.

Howard and Patricia Tuller, $50.

Joe Uremovich, $25.

Luis and Linda Vasquez, $100.

Nasario Verdugo, $30.

Louise Warrick, $200.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.