IMSA Earns “Newman’s Circle Of Friends Award” From Camp Boggy Creek
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Camp Boggy Creek, a camp for seriously ill children based in Eustis, Florida, holds the distinction of being a “Proud Charity” of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

And IMSA couldn’t be more proud of its association with Camp Boggy Creek. The partnership dates to the GRAND-AM Road Racing era prior to the 2013 merger of GRAND-AM and the American Le Mans Series to form the new IMSA. Throughout the life of the partnership, more than $3 million has been raised in support of Camp Boggy Creek.

“Our partnership with IMSA has been longstanding for 17 years,” said Camp Boggy Creek President/CEO June Clark. “We greatly appreciate all the awareness and promotion that IMSA does for the Camp throughout the year through the races, teams, drivers, owners and everyone connected with IMSA.”

Camp Boggy Creek recently established the “Newman’s Circle of Friends Award,” named after the late actor, racer and philanthropist, Paul Newman, who co-founded Camp Boggy Creek alongside General H. Norman Schwarzkopf in 1996.

The “Newman’s Circle of Friends Award” recognizes entities responsible for raising more than $1 million on behalf of the Camp. IMSA was presented with the award during a recent “work party” at Camp Boggy Creek where several IMSA staffers assisted with preparations for the upcoming camp season, which begins in June.

“We couldn’t be prouder to be associated with Camp Boggy Creek and to earn our place in the ‘Newman’s Circle of Friends,’” said IMSA President Scott Atherton. “Our ‘IMSA Work Party’ at the Camp was an opportunity for many of our team members to get a close look at the great work Camp Boggy Creek is doing to help these children and their families. We took great pride in the work we did getting the Camp ready for the new season, and look forward to making it an annual tradition.”

Each year, drivers, teams and partners participate in “IMSA Day” at Camp Boggy Creek, traditionally held early in the week leading up to the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. The day includes tours of the facility, as well as competitive activities, such as miniature golf tournaments, archery competitions and paddleboat racing.

Additionally, numerous IMSA competitors have generously donated much-needed funds and time volunteering at the Camp. Monies raised through fines during the season also are contributed to the Camp.