Petty Enterprises Renews Partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America; 'The King' to Co-Chair Las Vegas Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament Mooresville, N.C. (November 10, 2008) - Petty Enterprises, the winningest organization in the history of...
Petty Enterprises Renews Partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America; 'The King' to Co-Chair Las Vegas Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
Mooresville, N.C. (November 10, 2008) - Petty Enterprises, the winningest organization in the history of American motorsports, announces that it has extended its partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) through the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
"Our membership has been behind this program from day one and we're excited to continue this into 2009," said Paralyzed Veterans of America's National President, Randy L. Pleva, Sr. "Our partnership with Petty Enterprises has been great for Paralyzed Veterans. We've seen an increase in awareness about our mission since we aligned with 'The King'. In 2009, we will be featured on two races on July 4th (Daytona) and Veterans Day (Texas), two of the most patriotic dates of the year. Our continued partnership with Petty Enterprises and Richard and Kyle Petty will continue to raise awareness of the mission of Paralyzed Veterans and in return increase support and donations and give increased visibility to the men and women who serve our country."
The Petty-Paralyzed Veterans partnership began in 2006 with 'The King' Richard Petty. Over the span of the partnership, Petty has made numerous trips to VA Hospitals across the country, hosted Paralyzed Veterans members at racetracks and attended fundraising events--all in an effort to increase awareness of the altruistic organization. In 2008, the relationship grew to include NASCAR driver Kyle Petty. In 2009, both Pettys will co-chair the "Go All In for Veterans" Texas Hold'em poker tournament to be held on Thursday, February 26 at the Rio in Las Vegas.
"I'm proud of the way that this program has continued to grow because this is a partnership that goes beyond racing," said 'The King' Richard Petty. "Paralyzed Veterans continues to do outstanding work with America's service members and veterans in a time when they really need its help. This is the third year of our association and I look forward to many more years of working with Paralyzed Veterans both on and off of the racetrack. I'm really looking forward to helping them reach out to the NASCAR community for the poker tournament in Las Vegas. I think we will have a good turnout and raise some much needed funds for America's paralyzed veterans."