NASCAR "On Track for Charity" Benefiting Victory Junction Gang Camp/Speedway Children's Charities The Tyson Fun Walk event is September 24 at Dover International Speedway CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2005) -- The National Association for Stock...
NASCAR "On Track for Charity" Benefiting Victory Junction Gang Camp/Speedway Children's Charities
The Tyson Fun Walk event is September 24 at Dover International Speedway
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2005) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced Tuesday the Tyson Fun Walk NASCAR On Track for Charity fundraising event will take place this Saturday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR fans participating in the event will have the opportunity to walk on the racetrack to get an exclusive look at the "Monster Mile," 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 serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions. 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 online pre-registration fee for the Tyson Fun Walk is $20 until Sept. 22 and $25 at the track; children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a paid adult and can participate for free. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt. Fans can register online at www.speedwaycharities.org or by calling (704) 455-4396 for more information. Registration will also be held at the Tyson Fun Walk Tent located on Plaza Drive across from Gate 4 at Dover International Speedway.
"We welcome back NASCAR On Track for Charity" said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "And we couldn't be happier that half of the funds raised during the walk will also go to benefit two worthwhile Delaware causes -- the Boys and Girls Club of Kent County, Del. and the Mom's House."
"As a proud partner of the motorsports community, we're thrilled to be part of the Tyson Fun Walk at the Dover International 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.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Ark., is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork and the second-largest food company in the Fortune 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products, which are marketed under the "Powered by Tyson(tm)" strategy. Tyson is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, providing products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. Tyson has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.