Victory Junction Gang to Benefit from Opening Day
Watkins Glen, NY (April 26, 2004) - Watkins Glen International officials recently announced that Victory Junction Gang Camp will again receive a portion of the proceeds from the track's annual Opening Day, scheduled this year for Sunday, May 2. Victory Junction Gang Camp, founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie in honor of their late son Adam, will provide camp sessions year-round for children ages 7-15 with life-threatening illnesses.
During Opening Day, race fans and car enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to drive the same historic track as road course king Jeff Gordon in the event that kicks off the 2004 racing season at The Glen. More importantly, Opening Day marks the final day of the advance discounted ticket prices for all 2004 racing events, including savings of up to $16 for the SIRIUS at The Glen NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, August 12-15.
Like other camps under the umbrella of The Association of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps founded by actor Paul Newman, Victory Junction Gang Camp will have a unique design geared toward making every child's camp experience unforgettable and empowering.
Victory Junction Gang Camp, located on 72 acres in Randleman, NC, in the heart of the North Carolina foothills, will have a racing theme that allows campers to begin their experience by entering the camp through a tunnel and crossing a starting line into the world of racing. When complete, Victory Junction will have more than 36 buildings, including a dining hall, gym, pool, theater, therapeutic equestrian center, arts and crafts center, race shop and cabins and is scheduled to open this summer. Most importantly, the camp will offer a sophisticated medical facility staffed by a team of professionals capable of administering to the needs of these children, up to and including the administering of chemotherapy.
Fans wanting to drive the track can do so by purchasing three controlled laps of the NASCAR course for just $15. For those fans not wanting to drive the track, pace car rides will also be available for purchase. Gates will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the SIRIUS at The Glen, as well as the entire 2004 racing season at Watkins Glen International, are now available by calling The Glen's ticket office toll free at 1-866-461-RACE (7223), or log on to the official Watkins Glen Web site at www.theglen.com. For the finest Watkins Glen International items and apparel, motorsports collectibles, and authentic NASCAR merchandise, diecasts and clothing, and now race tickets, stop by The Shop at 2 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen or call 607-535-2338. Watkins Glen International. It's Racing. Only Twisted.