NASCAR TO GO "ON TRACK FOR CHARITY" BENEFITING VICTORY JUNCTION GANG CAMP AND SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES The Tyson Fun Walk event is August 27 at Bristol Motor Speedway CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 23, 2005) -- The National Association for Stock ...
NASCAR TO GO "ON TRACK FOR CHARITY" BENEFITING VICTORY JUNCTION GANG CAMP AND SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES
The Tyson Fun Walk event is August 27 at Bristol Motor Speedway
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 23, 2005) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today the Tyson Fun Walk NASCAR On Track for Charity fundraising event which is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, 12:30 p.m. at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR fans participating in the event will have the opportunity to walk on the Bristol Motor Speedway racetrack to get an exclusive look at the "World's Fastest" half-mile oval track, including its 36-degree banking, while contributing to the benefit of thousands of children.
Together with Tyson, the National Title Sponsor of NASCAR "On Track for Charity", NASCAR is continuing to pledge its support for the Victory Junction Gang Camp and Speedway Children's Charities. The Victory Junction Gang Camp, a non-profit organization founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam, provides extraordinary, race-themed, camp experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. Speedway Children's Charities, also a non-profit organization, aids children in need of medical, educational or social services by supporting hundreds of non-profit charities that provide those services effectively.
The pre-registration fee for the Tyson Fun Walk is $20 until Aug. 25 and $25 at the track; children under 16-years-old must be accompanied by an adult and can participate for free. All pre-registered participants will receive an event T-shirt. Fans can register online at www.speedwaycharities.org or by calling (704) 455-4396. Registration will also be held at the Tyson Fun Walk booth located in the display area at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"As a proud partner of the motorsports community, we're thrilled to be part of the Tyson Fun Walk at the Bristol Motor Speedway," said Bob Corscadden, Tyson's senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "The spirit of this walk is very much in line with Tyson Foods' long-standing commitment to empowering and improving the lives of people in need."
In addition to Tyson, Goody's will continue to partner with NASCAR for the event, serving as National Associate Sponsor. "This is our second year of taking part in the Fun Walk/On Track for Charity event, and we have been involved with The Victory Junction Gang Camp from the very beginning," says Alan McKirby, senior brand manager for Goody's. "These walks are truly a great experience for fans and help to raise much-needed funds to support two great causes."
For more information, about the Victory Junction Gang Camp, visit their site at www.victoryjunction.org. For additional information on Speedway Charities please visit their site at www.speedwaycharities.org.