Send a kid to camp

Send a Kid to Camp: Nearing our goal

2014-07-17T00:00:00Z Send a Kid to Camp: Nearing 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 little or no fees.

We’ve received 1,264 donations totaling $135,280 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. We’re about $54,000 shy of our goal with camp underway .

Donations are welcome throughout the year. We are grateful for your donations and continuing our thank-you’s 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 Star readers, we have helped pay for 36,548 children to go to camp.

Recent donations include:

Romaine Ahlstrom, $50.

Dennis and Ann Barnacle, $200.

Elaine Carlton, in memory of Mary Lou Carlton, $200.

Joann Caruso, $100.

Anne Cotton, $40.

Joan Cozzetti, in memory of Mason Sipe, $50.

Steve Dashew, $200.

Priscilla Davis, $50.

Theresa Dellheim, $50.

D.M. Detrick, $400.

Susan Freud, $25.

Michael Gard, $40.

John Harlow, $100.

James Hemphill, $200.

Mary Lou Hutchins, $30.

Kurt Kauffman, $10.

Norma and James Kindseth, $100.

G.J. King, $50.

Ray and Connie Lopez, $50.

Marcus Lynch, in memory of Rex Lynch and John Petersen, $100.

James and Mona Miller, in honor of every soldier who has served to keep our country free, $100.

Alice Morris, $50.

William Morton, $400.

Mary Neff, $200.

Joseph Parra, $25.

Bjoern Pawlowski, $100.

Katherine Prewitt, $100.

Evelyn Richards, $100.

George Rosenberg, $250.

Leonard Schultz, $75.

Joanne and William Sibley, $200.

Susan Siegel, in memory of Carl Lewis Druckman, $50.

Deborah Summers, $200.

The Reeb family, $100.

Barbara Thompson, $60.

Rose Welchert, $100.

James and Judy Wesanen, $50.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.

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