IMSA "WORK PARTY" READIES CAMP BOGGY CREEK FOR 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2019) - A party is always a good time, and that was no different Thursday when members of the IMSA staff had their annual “work party” at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida.

IMSA President Scott Atherton and a host of others took their talents to the facility for a day of work as the facility prepares for its annual summer sessions that run from June through August.

The group, which also included Acura Team Penske driver Ricky Taylor, spent a full day painting, cleaning and detailing the main kitchen, organizing and preparing cabins, cleaning the facility’s stables, clearing paths, play areas and trails and working in the camp store as well as taking care of others areas of the 232-acre facility.

“As always it was a full day of work for our group but I think I can speak for all of us that were there in that we would do it all over again,” Atherton said. “Camp Boggy Creek is a special place run by special people and I know we all felt good making the facility a little better for the special campers that will be arriving there in the near future.”

The camp, which was originally co-founded by actor/philanthropist and racing enthusiast Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, offers summer sessions and family retreats between September and April.

It is the only free, year-round, therapeutic medical camp for children diagnosed in one of 15 different life-threatening and chronic illness groups including cancer, epilepsy, heart disease, sickle cell, spina bifida and others. All activities are universally accessible to campers and include swimming, horseback riding, archery, boating & fishing, ropes course, zip line and many more.

The camp holds the distinction of being a “Proud Charity” of IMSA and the sanctioning body couldn’t be prouder 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.

Because of our generous supporters, Camp Boggy Creek’s year-round programs have always been free of charge. Donations support all program activities, including 24/7 medical care, meals and lodging -- everything needed to make a week of camp an unforgettable experience for children with serious illnesses. Gifts made to Camp Boggy Creek are not only an investment in the life of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness, it is a gift that gives back a childhood that has been taken away.

To learn more about the camp, or to donate, please visit their website at boggycreek.org.

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