NASCAR Foundation news 2010-02-24

NASCAR Foundation Makes $408,000 Contribution To Victory Junction CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010) -- The NASCAR Foundation announced today a $408,000 contribution to Victory Junction to help send critically ill kids to camp for a life-changing...

NASCAR Foundation Makes $408,000 Contribution To Victory Junction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2010) -- The NASCAR Foundation announced today a $408,000 contribution to Victory Junction to help send critically ill kids to camp for a life-changing experience.

The donation was made possible through a variety of 2009 fundraisers including The NASCAR Foundation Charity Auctions, an annual partnership with Sprint, Inc. through Friends of the Foundation and the foundation's signature event, NASCAR Day. "This donation is what The NASCAR Foundation is all about," said the foundation's chairperson, Betty Jane France. "Victory Junction is most deserving of whatever assistance we can provide. It's a special place, and we are proud to help."

The donation will allow over 160 kids to attend the camp, as well as assisting with camper transportation. Since it launched in 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed more than $1.97 million to the camp helping to provide 789 kids with a life-changing experience.

To date, Victory Junction has served more than 12,900 campers and their families through the week-long summer sessions and family weekends that take place throughout the year. In 2009, Victory Junction served 2,323 campers and family members over 333 days in session.

"The NASCAR Foundation's support of Victory Junction has been a true blessing for everyone involved with camp," said Victory Junction founder Pattie Petty. "What started as Adam's dream over 15 years ago has grown and developed into a NASCAR-themed camp where sick children can forget about their illness for a little while and just be kids. This wouldn't have been possible without the continued support from The NASCAR Foundation and the entire NASCAR community."

NASCAR Day is an annual charitable celebration of the NASCAR spirit that enables fans and corporate partners to join together to help children have happier, healthier lives. NASCAR Day will take place this year on May 21. For more information about The NASCAR Foundation visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation.

-source: nascar foundation

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Charity