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 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:

John and Laura Almquist, $100.

Gus and Sally Aragon, $100.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Armstrong, $50.

Susan Bacal, $25.

Ralph and Marilyn Barnhart, $100.

Catherine Bartlett, $50.

James Beckman, in honor of Ethan Lavender on his fourth birthday, $25.

Doug Black, $50.

Holt and Ilse Bodinson, $200.

Anne and G.A. Bogley, $75.

Roberta Bonshoff, in memory of Keith Martin, $100.

Michael and Maria Bubla, $400.

Michael and Deidre Byers, $100.

Basil Callimanis, $25.

Dolores Christensen, in memory of Harvey Christensen, $100.

Jeanne Clarke, $25.

Jon Cleghorn, $50.

Larry and Joyce Coleman, $100.

Mrs. R. Contreras, $100.

Marilyn and Gor Cowl, $50.

James Crabb, $100.

Kathryn Crofoot, $100.

Hal Cunningham, in memory of Emily Cunningham, $100.

Ed and Cherie Daum, $100.

John and Shirley Davies, $50.

Sue and Ron Detrick, in memory of Gladys Hurt, $300.

Donald and Joyce Endreson, $20.

Mary Erbe, $100.

Sharon Fancher, in memory of Clara, $50.

Gary Fenstermacher and Virginia Richardson, $75.

Roberta Gillilan, $100.

Donald Grimes, $100.

Donita Gross, $100.

Ann Holt Grove, $100.

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