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:

Dennis and Carol Airoldi, $25.

Donald Albin, $35.

Ellyn and Anthony Arnold, $200.

Georgia and Howard Ault, $100.

Rebecca Cooper Baker, $50.

John Baker, $200.

Gary and Patricia Becker, $36.

Katherine and Larry Becker, $25.

Gail Ben-Jamin, $15.

Mitch Blum, $50.

Lawrence and Judith Carr, $50.

Sarah Davis, $50.

Glenna Day, $25.

DeGroffts, $25.

J. Dulgar, $25.

John Evans, $50.

Robert and Carrie Evans, in memory of Dick Evans, $50.

Adalyn Everett, $25.

Cathleen Feld, $150.

James Franklin, $25.

Linda Gallimore, $35.

GFWC-ESO 5th Wheels, $25.

Robert and Karen Gietl, $100.

Vicki Cox Golder, in memory of Lloyd Golder lll, $200.

Dr. William Green, $50.

Floyd Greengrass, $25.

Richard Hammel, $100.

M. Patricia Haney, $25.

Julie Harding, $50.

L. Harker, $50.

Donna and David Harrison, $100.

Elizabeth and John Heintz, $100.

Sara and Robert Hemmings, $75.

Janelle Hink, $50.

Barbara Hoitzman, $25.

Charles and Wanda Hutchison, $100.

Jan Jager, $50.

Harriett Leece, $25.

Kay Lehman, $100.

Patricia Lobiondo, $50.

Paul and Judith Mercer, $25.

Sally Micek, $50.

Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Mueller, $50.

Milan Murchek, $35.

James Murtagh, $50.

Karin Nance, $25.

Noeths, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Obal, $75.

Patricia McCann Peel, $25.

Annegret Perlmutter, $25.

Ty Powell, $100.

Margaret Price, $25.

Joyce Ramberg, $25.

Roger Ring, $25.

M. Robinson, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Samet, $50.

Carolyn Sanger, $50.

T.A. Scadden, $100.

Florence Scarff, $50.

Marv and Pat Silverman, $25.

Leona Smith, $10.

Virginia Sosnick, $25.

Florence Summers, $10.

Donna and David Tang, $100.

Bette Taylor, $50.

Dr. and Mrs. Jack Tomhave, $50.

Kathleen Watkins, $100.

Tom Wied, $100.

Dr. Todd and Ingrun Wiekhorst, $200.

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

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