Chive Charities and GoodBookey will become the primary sponsors of Thomas “Moose” Praytor’s #9 Ford for the final 2 races of the 2016 ARCA Series Season.
Race teams and fans hold charitable giving in the highest regard. With a heart for giving back, Thomas “Moose” Praytor and team welcomed the opportunity to partner with these two philanthropically minded organizations that are passionate about raising funds and awareness for impactful nonprofits.
Chive Charities is the charitable arm of theChive, which leverages the Chive Nation community to support causes that would otherwise be forgotten, such as rare medical conditions, veterans with medical needs and underfunded special education initiatives.
Chive Charities is a valued partner on the GoodBookey online charitable donation platform. GoodBookey users challenge their friends on collegiate and pro sports events and the loser makes a tax deductible donation to the winner’s selected nonprofit. The application is in both the Google Play Store and in Apple iTunes and can be downloaded at www.goodbookey.com.
“Our mission is to raise funds and awareness for high impact nonprofits. We were thrilled when presented the opportunity to partner with the Thomas Praytor race team and in supporting our mission, we needed to share this opportunity with one of our charity partners. The Chive Charities was a natural fit for race fans and the ARCA series” said Tony Pease, GoodBookey CEO.
“This is really a cool deal to be a part of, Chive Nation is huge and the way they empower the community to make an impact on individuals is incredible,” offered Praytor. “Teaming up with GoodBookey to help fund those stories with our race team is really special. Everyone knows my Grandmother instilled giving back in all of us. Being a part of this team is awesome.”
Watch Fox Sports 2 Friday night at 7:00 PM CST to see the Chive Charities/GoodBookey Ford on track in the Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway.
About Chive Charities – Chive Charities is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and the charitable arm of thechive.com. Chive Charities inspires a new generation to support causes that often go unnoticed. Proving themselves as the most generous community on the web today, Chive Nation has earned media recognition for their support of veterans and those with rare medical conditions. With the goal to make the world 10% happier, Chive Charities has mobilized their global Chive fans to do amazing things for those in need. For more information on Chive Charities and their great work, visit them at www.chivecharities.org.
About GoodBookey – GoodBookey is an award winning, charitable donation platform with the mission to raise funds and awareness to high impact nonprofits. GoodBookey simulates peer to peer sports challenges where participants can select from popular sporting events, challenge their friends with a predetermined donation amount. The application processes the event and donation. GoodBookey is developed by the Carimus Corporation, a for-profit company creating applications for social good. We help charities focus on their charitable impact and support a wide variety of charities. For more information visit the website at www.goodbookey.com.
THOMAS “MOOSE” PRAYTOR: In 2015 Praytor completed his third consecutive season in the top 10 in the ARCA Championship standings, 8th in 2015, 7th in 2014 and 9th in his rookie season including collecting the AG Adcox Sportsmanship Award. Praytor made his first ARCA start in the inaugural ARCA-Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway in 2012. Prior to ARCA competition, the Moose started cutting his racing teeth at 8 years old on short tracks across the Southeast, racking up local and state titles along the way. The Moose and his Max Force Racing Team earned the Ironman Status of the Gulf Coast in 2011 for competing in every Late Model (Pro & Super) Race at Mobile International Speedway and Five Flags Speedway, finishing in the top 10 in the Championship standings at both tracks. Away from the track Praytor was one of AJ McCarron’s centers through grade school and high school winning a state title in 2007. For the last 3 years the duo have teamed up with a specially prepared McCarron replica racing helmet that Praytor wears then donates to the Alabama Institute of Deaf & Blind for their annual Race Fever auction. For more on the Moose- www.maxforceracing.com.
MAX FORCE RACING: Max Force Racing is based out of Mobile, Alabama and is fielding cars in its 19th season of competition. In Daytona the team successfully fielded 2 cars for the first time with veteran Brad Smith behind the wheel. While campaigning the Moose in the #9 full time, team will field the #23 for Holmes/GMS racing in select events this season.