Send a kid to camp

We're at a third of our goal to send kids to camp - with a month to go

2014-05-04T00:00:00Z We're at a third of our goal to send kids to camp - with a month to goBy 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 kicked off our fund drive Feb. 20 with an envelope in the paper. Since then, we’ve received 735 donations totaling $66,070 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. We’re just over a third of the way to our goal with about a month before camp season begins.

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

Recent donations include:

Martha Adair, $100.

Joan Athey, $50.

John S. Baker, $200.

The Blankenships, $25.

L. Botzong, $50.

John and Grace Campbell, $100.

Glenna C. Day, $25.

Jerry and Cissy Dodson, in memory of Vernor Lovett M.D., $100.

Jerry Dulgar, $30.

Marilyn Dutari, $50.

Jeanne Fernandez, $100.

Marilyn Freeouf, in memory of son Michael Morrison, $100.

Ron Gardiner, $25.

Doris Gerganoff, $50.

Suzanne Gross, $25.

Noel Hartshorne, $100.

Jean Herbenar, $50.

Ron and Marian Hill, $100.

Barbara Holtzman, $25.

Nancy Howell, $150.

Geraldine Jameson, $200.

Charles Jeffords, $200.

Gail King, $100.

Sandra Knight, $100.

Daniel Lawrence, $25.

James Lewis, $300.

George Lopez, $25.

Martha Lyons, $50.

Gerald McPherson, $50.

Carol McPhetres, $50.

Charles and Sandra Meaker, $100.

Maryann Meri, $25.

E. L. Moorman, $50.

Nancy Richard, $40.

Dennis Riley, in memory of John and Carolyn Riley, $25.

Leslie Roe, $100.

Bill Roemer, $75.

Frank Russell, in memory of Ernie Russell, $200.

T.S. Sainz, $25.

Anna Sakowski, $25.

Nancy Sanders ,$100.

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

C. Smith, $100.

Gail Spiegler, $200.

Dr. Gary and Virgina Strniste, $150.

Florence Summers, $25.

The Dealing Divas, $182.

The Views 9 Hole Women’s Golf Club, $300.

Thelma Tomlin, $25.

Carmen Villanueva, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Windsor, $50.

Silviana Wood, $25.

Ronald Yocum, $250.

Four anonymous donations totaling $350.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.

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