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Camp Civitan gets additional donations

Camp Civitan gets additional donations Several recent grants and scholarship have rolled in to benefit Camp Civitan north of Williams.

A $4,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation in Phoenix will help Camp Civitan to meet safety requirements of the Amer-icans with Disabilities Act (ADA). E. Edward Trapp, Civitan Foundation president, said the Allstate donation will be used to install a fire alarm system and a public address system to notify campers and staff of any fire or health safety issues.

An $800 grant from The Sports For Kids Foundation of Scottsdale will help Camp Civitan to allow low-income developmentally disabled campers attend camp this summer.

An additional $5,000 grant from US Bancorp Piper Jaffray will also aid low-income campers this summer as well as provide arts and crafts supplies and remodel camp bathrooms to meet ADA requirements. This grant was requested by company vice president Frank Nightingale of Phoenix, who has been active in the Civitan organization since June of 1990.

Before they left town June 25, members of the Arizona HOG (Harley Owners Group) Rally donated $320 to Camp Civitan. A three-day rally was held in Williams June 23-25 with 1,200 registered members in attendance.

Camp Civitan provides summer camp experiences for people with developmental disabilities from throughout Arizona and southern Nevada.

Trapp said Camp Civitan was designed for people with disabilities and it is fully wheelchair accessible. The camp is staffed by five full-time employees and approximately 45 teenage volunteers from throughout the Arizona/southern Nevada area. Eighty-eight percent of the staff volunteers their time.

Camp sessions run for one week each from June through August. Each session is attended by about 40 campers ages 12 to 50. This summer more than 400 individuals will attend Camp Civitan. Approximately 90 percent of the campers come from low-income families.

For more information about the camp or the Civitan Foundation of Arizona/Southern Nevada Camp Civitan write c/o Ed Trapp, Civitan Foundation President, 444 W. Camelback Road, Suite 307, Phoenix AZ 85013. Or you can phone him at 602-264-0435.

For more information about Williams Civitan Club, call Amy Jackson, treasurer, at 635-4729.

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