Send a kid to camp

Send a Kid to Camp: Still short about $20,000

2014-08-10T00:00:00Z Send a Kid to Camp: Still short about $20,000By Debbie Kornmiller Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 10, 2014 12:00 am  • 

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 1,346 donations totaling $169,808 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. We’re short about $20,000 with summer camp over and kids back at school.

Donations are welcome throughout the year. We are grateful for your donations and continue our thanks 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:

Frank Contapay, in commemoration of Breckenridge J. Contapay’s first birthday, July 26, $100.

Kay Crofoot, $100.

John Douglas, $50.

Richard and Merrill Evans, $100.

Richard Flaherty, $50.

Martha Frailey, $50.

John Guilbert, $50.

Trucynda Hawkins, in memory of Bruce Hawkins, $269.

Geneva Heller, in memory of Dr. Chris Heller, $500.

Gary Henshaw, $100.

Ruth and Ralph Houkom, $100.

Lynn Hurst, $50.

Dr. Sophia Kaluzniacki, $100.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Karnofsky, in memory of Frank Minarik, $50.

Raymond and Joyce Kearney, in memory of Karen Turner, $400.

Karen Kloter, $25.

Kathryn Kohler, $150.

William and Marie Konkle, $500.

Charles Leftault Jr., $100.

Ellie Patterson, $100.

Paul and Diann Plunkett, $100.

Jackie and Jim Riley, in memory of John Jobe & David Morkert, $100.

Dan and Mary Beth Scheller, $100.

F. Sedlmayr, $25.

Julie Swenson and Jerry and Paula Sims, $500.

Susan Sommer, $50.

Dr. Ronald P. Spark, $100.

Gary Sullivan, $100.

Stephen Thomas, in memory of Margrit Cromwell, $100.

Title Security Agency of Arizona, $525.

Tucson Charity Bridge Club, $1,500.

John and Nancy Weiss, $100.

Jessie Wilkie, $50.

Teresa Wilson, $50.

Nancy Woodling, $50.

Four anonymous donations totaling $525, including one for $25 in memory of Anna Preston and Susan Walton.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.

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