Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nascar and its drivers are known for their contributions and generosity to charitable organizations, and former Nascar Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty is no different. Starting in Napa, California and ending 2500 miles later at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, over 175 riders are expected to join The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America from April 28th through May 4th.
Victory Junction, a camp created to benefit children with life threatening or chronic illnesses, will be the beneficiary of the money raised at this event. The ride is also done to raise awareness of Victory Junction for people who may be in need of camp like this, but unaware that it exists. Victory Junction was created in honor of Petty’s late son Adam, and has had over 7000 ill children attend the camp at no charge since created in 2004. Such a success, construction is currently underway for a second facility in Kansas City, Kansas.
Nascar driver Matt Kenseth, football great Herschel Walker and other notables will attend either all or part of the ride, since 1995 numerous celebrities have attended this motorcycle ride which has donated more than $14.5 million to Victory Junction and other charities that support chronically ill children.
The ride will include overnight stops 5 overnight stops and 25 planned fuel stops so participants can join and leave the ride without having to attend the entire ride. More detailed information about the motorcycle ride can be found if you visit the website www.kylepettycharityride.com.