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 and Camp Courage burn camps.

Our goal is to raise $170,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. Donations are welcome throughout the year. So far we have received 676 donations totaling $58,222.

Your contribution is tax-deductible, qualifying for the state's working-poor charitable tax credit of up to $400.

The Sportsmen's Fund is one of the oldest 501(c)(3) charities in Southern Arizona and was founded in 1947.

Since then, thanks to Arizona Daily Star readers, we have helped to pay for 35,869 children to go to camp.

Recent donations include:

Dorothy Hess, $200.

Bruce Hilpert, $25.

Alice Hinton, $20.

Linda Howland, $25.

Walter Hutton, $50.

Norma Hyatt, $100.

Charles Jeffords, $200.

Joel Fowler and Patricia Packard, $400.

Michael and Annette Johnson, $100.

Louise Johnson, in memory of Frank E. Johnson, $200.

Dolores Johnson, $25.

Rodell and Suzanne Johnson, $150.

Ron Joslin, $20.

Thomas and Irene Keating, $200.

Arthur Keeter, $25.

David and Barbara Kelly, $200.

Karen Kilmer, $50.

James and Norma Kindseth, $100.

Bill and Kathy Kinney, $500.

Jerry Kirkbride, $15.

Jay and Barbara Kittle, $100.

Jean Kratsch, $20.

Jack Kriendler, $40.

Kuhlmans, $50.

Henry Kupper, $50.

Norma Lach, $5.

Sue and Jerry Lauer, $50.

Barbara LaWall, $100.

Harriett Leece, $25.

Kay Lehman, $100.

Marilyn Lerner, $25.

Patricia Lobiondo, $50.

Margaret Loghry, $200.

Raymond Lopez, $100.

Ray and Jill Lust, $20.

James Lynch, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lyons, $300.

Kristina Maher, $50.

Susan Malynn, $25.

Carmen Mandros, $40.

Jacqueline Manning, $50.

Betty Margison, $50.

Doris Marshall, in memory of Marine Sgt. George Marshall, $100.

Lucy Masterman, $50.

Louis Matusiak, $100.

Felicia May, $50.

Yvonne Mayer, $50.

Mrs. Foster McMillan, $100.

Nate McMullen, in memory of Edward McMullen, Gena McMullen, Byron Rance, Harold Rance and Izzy Diamond, $100.


• Credit-card donations:

• Send checks, payable to Send a Kid to Camp, to: Send a Kid to Camp, P.O. Box 16141, Tucson, AZ 85732-6141.

• For more information: Senior Editor Debbie Kornmiller at 434-4080 or

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.