Send a kid to camp

Send a Kid to Camp: Donors help fund inch closer to goal

2014-06-27T00:00:00Z Send a Kid to Camp: Donors help fund inch closer to 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 little or no fees.

We’ve received 1,168 donations totaling $123,999 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. We’re $66,000 shy of our goal with camp underway.

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:

Diana Armour, $200.

Sam and Laverne Cohen, $50.

Linda Colucci, $50.

John and Elizabeth Conrad, $100.

Pat Crockett, $25.

Jeanine Delgman, $100.

Boyd Drachman, $1,000.

Barbara and Mark Dugan, $100.

Becky Duncan, $50.

Marc and Debbie Fleischman, $200.

Mona Gentz, $90.

Joanne Good, $100.

Jane Greenberg, in memory of the “Western World,” $50.

Mikki Gries, $50.

Ann Grove, $500.

Pat Heller, $200.

Bruce Hilpert, $50.

Susan Kettlewell, $150.

Gypsy Lyle, $50.

Ken and Jan Mahan, $200.

Jim and Patricia Martin, $50.

Virginia Mathis, $1,000.

Nathaniel McMullen, in memory of Edward and Tresena McMullen and Byron Rance, $100.

Virginia Miller, $50.

Neil Miller, $50.

Mr. and Mrs. Mogollon, $25.

Napier family, in loving memory of Marvin Napier, $200.

John Racy, $100.

Eileen Rakita, $200.

Dennis Reynolds, $200.

Rotary Club of Tucson, in memory of its deceased members, $500.

Stanley Sloan, $50.

Noiel and Sandra Socobi, $50.

Susan Unger, $200.

Kim and David Yubetam, in memory of Susi Hesselebarth, $100.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.

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