NASCAR driver will help lead efforts to educate young people about skin cancer
“We’re thrilled to be working together with Brady Boswell and NASCAR to spread the message of sun safety nationwide,” said James Norton, Chairman of the Shade Foundation National Board of Directors. “On behalf of our Board of Directors, I thank them both for their commitment to our shared goal of teaching children across the country about the importance of staying sun-wise and preventing the development of melanoma in young people.”
Under the partnership, Boswell will help to promote the Shade Foundation and its mission as part of his racing package, including prominent display of Shade Foundation branding on his race car and fire suit. He also will play an active role in Shade Foundation awareness events, including the Shade Foundation’s annual poster contest for students in grades K-8, announced in September.
“I am very honored to be an ambassador for the Shade Foundation,” said Boswell. “The Shade Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. I am excited to exercise my full support to grow this great foundation as we work together to educate on the dangers of skin cancer and on preventative methods.”
“We appreciate all of the hard work and commitment Brady has shown us already, and we are excited to be working with him,” said Lawrence Young, Shade Foundation Executive Director. “Partnering with Brady and NASCAR will help bring our message to young racing fans.”
About Brady Boswell
A resident out of Watkinsville, GA, Brady Boswell is an up-and-coming NASCAR series driver who started making a name for himself in racing at just nine years old. In 2007, he debuted in his first ever race in a Bandolero. After the first year, his success and talent came alive. In 2009, he took on double duty behind the wheel of his Bandolero as well as a new Prochallenge racecar. That year, he won three races in his Bandolero and two championships in his Prochallenge. In 2010, he made the switch to a Legends car. By the end of the year, he had three victories and a fifth place average finishing position. He made his Pro Late Model debut in 2011, finishing second and catching the eyes of new guys in the division. He continued racing his Pro Latemodel in 2012 and competed in the World Crown 300 as well as other big CRA racing events. In 2013, Boswell took the Air Flow Research Rookie Of The Year title and led many laps battling with the veterans up front in the X-1R Pro Cup series. He has taken time off from racing recently to complete his studies in college, but stands poised to reenter racing this coming season with a full schedule ahead of him.
Born in 1947, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has grown to become the premier motorsports organization. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Known for its passionate fan base, one-of-a-kind playoff format, development of the modern sports sponsorship, and commitment to enhancing auto racing through technology, NASCAR produces many of the most highly attended sporting events in the world.