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 846 donations totaling $74,008 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. We’re nearly 40 percent toward 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:
Sarah Adams, $25.
Dorothy Allen, $30.
Gus and Sally Aragon, $100.
Georgia and Howard Ault, $100.
Gail Ben-Jamin, $10.
John and Lin Berdahl, $50.
Doug Black, $50.
Barbara Borenstein, $25.
Loretta Brevaire, $25.
Jean Kullberg Briggs, in memory of Bob Liening, $25.
Donald Brosnan, $25.
Craig and Gail Burns, in memory of Bob Liening, $25.
Rick and Kathie Cade, $50.
J.G. Cleghorn, $50.
Robin Conner, $25.
Gor Cowl, $50.
Cullen Creative, $25.
Hal Cunningham, in memory of Emily Cunningham, $100.
Lois Deputy, $25.
Patrick Donovan, $200.
Karl and Sandy Elers, $100.
Mary Erbe, $100.
Gayle Fieberg, in memory of Bob Liening, $25.
Lillian Fisher, in memory of Dr. Bernard Fisher, $100.
Robert and Janet Fusinati, $200.
Charles Giles, in honor of Art Davis’ 85th birthday, $25.
Jack Goodhart, $30.
Florence Graham, $50.
Marian and Kenneth Handy, $100.
Larry and Dinah Haynes McGlory, $25.
Alma Haywood, $100.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Hicks, $100.
Susan Hileman, in memory of camp counselors Esther and Herbert Annis, $50.
Emily Hilliard, $25.
Jim and Karen Hively, $100.
Vance and Drane Holliday, $100.
Alan and B.J. Howard, $250.
Sharon Huie-Lew, in memory of Ben “Dad” Huie, $100.
Charles and Wa Hutchison, $100.
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hutton, $100.
Wolfgang Jank, $20.
Bill and Jean John, $100.
Louis Johnson, $200.
Kelly Kaltenhauser, $15.
Karen Kilmer, $50.
Frank and Mary King, $25.
Jerry Kramer, $25.
Rosita Lutzel, $50.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Lyons, $300.
Debra Mahlow, $25.
Dorothy Maxwell, $50.
John and Miller $20.
D.J. Myerson, $100.
Luis Navarrette, $25.
Wendie Nelson, in honor of birthdays for Claudia, Margie, Estelle, Diane, Raven Dianne and Karen, $100.
Barbara and Buck O’Rielly, in honor for friend Art Davis’ birthday, $100.
Betty Ojeda, $100.
Richard Oschmann, $10.
Frank and Kay Ott, $100.
Ken and Pamela Parkinson, $100.
Judy Pickrell, $20.
John and Peggy Prugh, $50.
Barbara Ramage, $25.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Read, $25.
Dudley and Adrienne Reep, $100.
Milton and Sharron Riise in honor of Lee Morris, $100.
April and Antonio Riojas, $100.
D.F. and Mary Romano, in memory of Fred Romano, $100.
Lowell and Anne Rothschild, $100.
Jim and Dee Sakrison, in honor of Art Davis, $100.
Marilyn Severt, in memory of Bob Liening, $25.
Faye Shevel, $25.
Robert and Stevenson, $25.
Robert and Fran Suarez, $200.
Ellis Tallant, $25.
Susan Thompson, $200.
Karen Thurman, $100.
Linda and Gerald Tumarkin, $100.
Nancy Tyson, $25.
Paul and Barbara Walker, $100.
Janice and Jeffery Whipple, $150.
W. Wootton, $25.
Adel and Laura Ziady, $50.
Seven anonymous donations totaling $425.
More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.