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Send a Kid to Camp: 1,274 donations totaling $216,373 in 2019
Send a kid to camp

Send a Kid to Camp: 1,274 donations totaling $216,373 in 2019

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The Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund raises money so children from low-income households and military families can attend overnight YMCA, Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps and Camp Tatiyee — for school-age children and older teens with special needs — at little or no cost to their families.

We kick off our 2020 fundraising on Thursday, Feb. 20 — rodeo parade day — with a donation envelope in the paper. This year’s goal is to raise $250,000 to send local boys and girls to weeklong, overnight summer camps.

For the 2019 summer camp season, we spent $220,087.90 to help send 804 Tucson-area boys and girls to overnight camp. We received 1,274 donations totaling $216,373.

Since 1947, the Sportsmen’s Fund has helped pay for 41,794 children to go to camp. We’re one of the oldest 501(c)(3) charities in Arizona and one of the most efficient, with 98 cents of every dollar raised going to send kids to camp.

Your contribution qualifies for the Arizona tax credit of up to $800 for donations to qualifying charitable organizations.

Arizona has assigned a code to each qualifying charitable organization.

Donors are required to enter this number on their tax returns to receive the credit.

The Sportsmen’s Fund code is 20450.

Donations are welcome throughout the year. You can donate until April 15 and claim the credit on your 2019 taxes.

Final 2019 donations include:

Eva Bacal, $250.

Mary Black, $50.

Gerald Bouwens, $100.

Mary Brown, $50.

Patricia Burns, $250.

Deidre Byers, $150.

Courtney Creviston, $400.

Kathy Dixon, $140.

Eleanor Doren, $100.

Ruben and Irene Fernandez, in memory of Mary McMillan, $250.

Eloise Gore, $100.

Marie and Robert Graninger, $100.

Richard Haney Jr., $50.

Ronald Harris, $100.

James Harrison, $200.

Michael Hyat, $100.

Sharon Johnson, $50.

Mary Keane, $200.

Judith Kearsley, in memory of Lynda Kuebler Jackson and Mary Kay Fanning, $100.

Richard and Shelley King, $50.

Jeff Lewis, $800.

Donald Lewis Jr., $400.

Susan Manlove, $50.

William Matter, $75.

Susan McMahon, $50.

Susan Mccarthy, $100.

Dennis Mulligan, $800.

Robert O’Brien, $800.

James Percival, in honor of Loraine Chapman, $200.

Gayle Poe and Elaine Pomaville, in memory of Barb Britt, $40.

Amy Pugliese, $10.

Richard Replogle, $50.

Barbara Ritchis, $200.

Kathleen Rivera, $400.

Stephen Shawl, $100.

Emilie Sikora, $50.

Paul Tang, $300.

Miriam Trangsrud, $200.

Carolyn Valdes, $100.

Maggie White, $100.

Neil Zaer, $200.

Two anonymous donations totaling $1,100.

Additional donations will be acknowledged in coming weeks.

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