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 774 donations totaling $67,577 with the summer camp season fast approaching.

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 501(c)(3) charities in Southern Arizona, 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:

Suzanne Hawkins, $25.

Diane Hernandez, $15.

Grant and Diane Hird, $100.

Charles Hotchkiss, $400.

William Hunchis, $100.

Michael Hyatt, $50.

Mr. and Mrs. Sidmon Kaplan, $200.

Mary and Frank King, $25.

Katherine Knez-Phillips, $100.

Carolyn Kobe, $50.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lacagnina, $100.

Rene Lachance, $20.

Sylvia Lee, $100.

Jane Leonard, $50.

Christopher and Wesley Maloney, $500.

David Martin, $25.

Karol McClellan, $25.

Holly McGuire, $50.

James Merwin and Carol Rueckert, $400.

Virginia June Miller, $50.

Ray Montalvo, $25.

Margaret Moore, $100.

Brenda and Bob O'Mara, $100.

Kenneth Parkinson, $50.

Gunter and Elisabeth Pawlowski, $100.

Tommilee Phillips and Richard Keiler, $250.

Patricia Poore, $75.

German and Bea Quiroga, in memory of Raquel and Jesus Heredia, $40.

Gary and Becky Ratcliffe, $200.

Joey and Leta Regezi, $50.

D. Reimer, $25.

Nancy Richard, $25.

Donald and Ruth Robson, $100.

Fred Roby, in memory of Mary Roby, $200.

William Roemer, in memory of Dick Keefe, $65.

Derek Roth, $600.

Joyce Sanford, in memory of Donn Sanford, $100.

Liliane Selby, $100.

Norman and Linda Self, $100.

Caroline Sherman, $100.

Arthur Silver, $25.

Douglas Snyder, $35.

Susan Sommer, $25.

Frank and Jill Stiltner, $100.

Christy Strong, $100.

Gerald and Linda Tamarkin, $50.

Ruth Taylor, $50.

Irene Topor, $100.

Joyce Unger, $25.

Ken and Jan Vailliencourt, $25.

Norman Weber, $40.

William Wertz, $50.

James and Judy Wesanen, $50.

Susan Willis, $10.

Janice Winans, $10.

Ron Winters, $200.

Flora Yee, $50.

Pat and George Yuhas, $50.

Four anonymous donations totaling $285, including $100 in memory of the Swindle Brothers.


• 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.