KSHB, Kansas City’s NBC affiliate, has issued a news release today:
(Kansas City, Missouri) Brett Boal, son of KSHB-TV Sportscaster Frank Boal, passed awaySunday, announced Brian Bracco, Vice President and General Manager for KSHB/KMCI-TV. Brett, 27, was involved in a single car accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico that resulted in traumatic brain injuries.
The Boal family released the following statement:
“Kansas City, you are wonderful. You have no idea how much all the love and support has meant to our family with the passing of our son Brett. Brett loved life, his family, his friends and his hometown. Even the people here in Albuquerque came under the spell of his infectious smile and personality and that has also given us great comfort. Keep all of us in your thoughts and prayers- we’ll need them moving forward.”
Frank and his family request that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Brett’s name to the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City. Their web site is www.biaks.org.