4th ANNUAL RIDE TO VICTORY SET FOR OCT. 15 NASCAR Driver Bill Elliott to Serve as Grand Marshal CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2006) -- The fourth annual Ride To Victory, a Kyle Petty Charity Ride benefiting the Victory Junction Gang Camp,...
4th ANNUAL RIDE TO VICTORY SET FOR OCT. 15
NASCAR Driver Bill Elliott to Serve as Grand Marshal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2006) -- The fourth annual Ride To Victory, a Kyle Petty Charity Ride benefiting the Victory Junction Gang Camp, is set to take place Oct. 15 with NASCAR legend Bill Elliott serving as the ride's grand marshal. Over 400 riders are expected to take part in this years event and the goal is to top the $43,000 that was raised last year.
The ride, which will give fans the chance to ride across North Carolina with other NASCAR celebrities, will benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a year-round facility serving children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. The Victory Junction Gang Camp is a member of The NASCAR Foundation Family of Charities.
The one-day motorcycle ride, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, the day after the Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, will rally at Carolina Harley-Davidson in Gastonia, N.C., Tilley Harley-Davidson in Statesville, N.C., and Gene Lummus Harley-Davidson in Swannanoa, N.C. The full group will depart from Carolina Harley-Davidson at noon and the ride will conclude at the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, N.C.
Founded in 2003, the Ride To Victory builds upon the success of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. Since its formation, the Ride Across America has logged more than 48,000 miles, with more than 5,000 riders raising $9 million for various children's hospitals and charities.
"The Ride To Victory event has been a great fundraiser for us," said camp co-founder Kyle Petty. "The fans, drivers and crew members in the greater Charlotte area have really found this to be an event they can't miss."
For more information or to pre-register please go to www.kylepettycharityride.com or call 704-714-4545. Fans and motorcycle enthusiasts may also register the day of the event at each rally point.
About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501 © (3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more information on the NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: www.nascar.com/foundation.
About Victory Junction Gang Camp
The mission of the Victory Junction Gang Camp is to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. Founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie in honor of their late son Adam, the Victory Junction Gang Camp is a year-round facility serving children age 7-15. Each summer children suffering from similar medical conditions including heart, lung and kidney disease, spina bifida, HIV, cancer, burn survivors, neurological disorders, and a host of others, gather to kick back, relax and have some fun. The VJGC is a member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps and is free to children and their families. The camp operates solely on the generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. For more information visit www.victoryjunction.org.
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