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.

We kicked off our fund drive last month with an envelope in the paper. More than 300 people have already responded. Our goal is to raise $170,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. Donations are welcome throughout the year.

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

James Peterson, $25.

Mark Pettit, $100.

William Phinney, $25.

Judy Pickrell, $25.

Kate Piper, $100.

Patricia Pluta, $25.

Aggie Porter, $25.

Chris and Paul Portneys, $200.

Andrew and Shirley Potter, $60.

Roberta Probst, $25.

Lynn Prom, $10.

Ed Quander, $100.

Audree Raff, $5.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Read, $25.

Elizabeth Reed, $50.

Dudley Reep, $100.

Joyce Rembold, $200.

Dennis Riley, in memory of John and Carolyn Riley, $40.

Carroll Rinehart, $50.

Richard Roberts, $25.

Cameron Robinson, $25.

Mike Robles, $5.

Hanni Rose, $50.

Peggy Rosenblum, $200.

Marian Rudigier, $30.

Denise Ryan, $50.

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert W. Ryan, $40.

Ed and Joyce Santiago, $50.

Timothy and Anne Schaffner, $100.

Lawrence Schiever, $50.

David and Onofre Schnack, $100.

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Schreiber, $100.

Donald and Margaret Schroth, $200.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schudel, $100.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Schultz, $50.

Richard and Jasmine Seagrave, $200.

A.M. Semington, $25.

Joe Sereno, $50.

Lemuel Shattuck, $100.

Mr, and Mrs F. Shaughnessy, $25.

Maggie Shea, $50.

Elfriede Sheets, $25.

Mildred Shepard, $25.

Anthony Shostak, $100.

Lisa Shumaker, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Silverman, $25.

David Simpson, $25.

Dan Sims, $50.

Smith family, $10.

Katherine Smith, $50.

Lou Edith Soldwedel, $50.

Janet Somerson, $250.

Pat Speed, $25.

Ann Stables, $25.

Don and Elaine Stamm, $25.

Peter and Joyce Steele, $100.

Rev. Carl and Sandra Stouffer, $200.

C. Sugimoto, $50.

Gary Sullivan, $100.

Kyle and Alice Sweet, $50.

Frances Swift, $25.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.


• 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