Backstreet Boy Goes Green

06/12/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson, 29, announced this week that he is forming a group to be called Just Within Reach: An Earth Foundation. Its purpose, he said, will be to raise awareness of environmental issues and the initials of the foundation -- JWR -- are the same as his late father, Jerald Wayne Richardson, who died of cancer in 1991. "I feel like our environment ties in to a lot of problems we have with our health today," Richardson said at a news conference in his native Lexington, Ky. He added that he will post information about the foundation on the Backstreet Boys' Web site. Meanwhile, the Boys are scheduled to sing the national anthem at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 28 for Super Bowl XXXV. They'll follow Ray Charles, who is slated to perform "America the Beautiful."

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