Debbie Kornmiller Special for the Arizona Daily Star
The Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund raises funds so children from low-income households and military families can attend summer camp at little or no cost to their families.
Since 1947, the Athlete Fund has helped pay 43,081 children to attend camp. We are one of Arizona’s oldest and most successful 501(c)(3) charities, earning 97 cents on every dollar spent sending children to camp.
We send local children to overnight or virtual YMCA camps, week-long Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, and virtual and overnight Tatiyee camp, for school-aged children and older teens with special needs .
This is our 75th year of fundraising to help local boys and girls do more and be more. Our goal is to raise $225,000 to send up to 700 local boys and girls to summer camp. So far, we have received 788 donations totaling $118,740, just over 52% of our goal.
Your contribution qualifies for the Arizona tax credit of up to $800 for donations to qualifying charities. Our code is 20450.
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Donations are welcome throughout the year.
Recent donations include:
Eunice Nelson Albright, $100.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnes, $500.
Melanie Bates, in memory of Robert L. Bates, $325.
Larry and Randi Berkson, $800.
PK Brady, in memory of Jim Brady, $100.
Hale and Patricia Burrus, $25.
Carol Carlin, in honor of Hubert Summers, $100.
Bill and Rosemary Clarke, $400.
Mr. and Mrs. James Crawford, $100.
Joseph Daniszewski, $250.
Gary and Charlene Forbes, $200.
Kathleen Fordney, in memory of Norma Gamble, $50.
With the Apprill Family Foundation, $500.
Frederick Frelinghuysen, $100.
David Gallaher, in memory of Liz Cohn, a dedicated Rotarian, $100.
Robin and Anne Gomez, $100.
Katherina Harder, $1,000.
William Harlow, in memory of my brother John M. Harlow Jr., $300.
Elizabeth Heintz, in memory of John C. Heintz, $20.
Cynthia Henry, in memory of John Almquest, $30.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Hicks, $200.
Mindy and Fred Hirsh, $50.
Morgan and Sharon Hunter, $150.
Robert and Sheryl Ivey, $50.
Ken Johnson, in memory of Chick Hawkins, Jim Eppler and Tommy Hudson, $500.