Saturday, May 3, 2014

Kyle Petty Charity Ride
Update and Giveaway (#nascar)

Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Enters Its 20th Year,
Runs Over 2,800 Miles

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will begin its 20th Anniversary Ride in Carlsbad, California next month.

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will begin its 20th Anniversary Ride in Carlsbad, California next month. From Saturday, May 3 through Saturday, May 10, 2014, more than 175 riders will embark on the cross-country motorcycle trek and travel more than 2,800 miles before reaching Daytona Beach, Florida.

Founded by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a Camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life threatening illnesses.

The 2014 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Schedule:

  • Day 1 Saturday, May 3 - Carlsbad, Calif. to Tucson, Ariz.
  • Day 2 Sunday, May 4 - Tucson, Ariz. to Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Day 3 Monday, May 5 - Las Cruces, N.M. to Midland, Texas
  • Day 4 Tuesday, May 6 - Midland, Texas to Austin, Texas
  • Day 5 Wednesday, May 7 - Austin, Texas to Beaumont, Texas
  • Day 6 Thursday, May 8 - Beaumont, Texas to New Orleans
  • Day 7 Friday, May 9 - New Orleans to Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Day 8 Saturday, May 10 - Tallahassee, Fla. to Daytona Beach, Fla.

This year NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Richard Petty (Kyle’s Father), NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, former NASCAR driver and Bo-Dyn Olympic bobsled founder Geoff Bodine, NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison, former NFL great Herschel Walker, Fox News contributor and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Col. Allen West, and co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood plan to participate in all or part of the 20th Anniversary Ride.

"What began as just a few friends having a good time riding track to track has turned into we have today, which is an incredible event that provides thousands of live changing experiences for children," Petty said in a release. "This is the first year we’ve traveled straight from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, and I’m looking forward to experiencing it with friends, while meeting our fans and generous supporters along the way."

NASCAR Race Mom has secured interviews with Kyle Petty, Geoff Bodine and Rutledge Wood. (These interviews will be featured in future posts) 

Event Shirt and Hat are from last year's ride;
Enter below to win Signed 20th Anniversary Shirt & Hat


NASCAR Race Mom will also receive a Signed 20th Anniversary Shirt & Hat; not to keep (darn it) but for a NASCAR Race Mom Giveaway. To enter: Just fill out the RaffleCopter form below! Open to US only, Must be 18+ to enter.

Enter to win a 20th Anniversary Ride Across America event T-Shirt & Hat autographed by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty.


Communities that are along the route are encouraged to show support for the riders, meet with Petty and contribute to the Charity Ride’s "Small Change, Big Impact" program that benefits children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

In the past 10 years, over 7,730 children with health issues that would typically prevent a child from attending a camp have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families thanks to the Kyle Petty Charity Ride. Since Victory Junction's inception by the Petty family in 2004 in honor of their son, Adam Petty, Victory Junction has served as the primary beneficiary from the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. Adam was killed instantly in a crash during a NASCAR practice session

Related Post:

#NASCAR Icon - Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America



25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!

cindi0420 said...

I learned that Victory Junction opened in 2004.

Nancy Blewett said...

Sorry for the loss of Adam, his memory lives on!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute to Adam.

Dawn said...

Victory Junction is a member of Paul Newman’s renowned SeriousFun Children’s Network and is accredited by the rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. This is what I learn

Barbara R. said...

I leaned that it is a year round camp with state-of-the-art facilities designed to be accessible. Victory Junction is a member of Paul Newman’s renowned SeriousFun Children’s Network

bmkaplan said...

learned it opened 10 years ago

linda2b said...

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, at no cost to children or their families.

cathy a said...

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, at no cost to children or their families.

Dave said...

What a great cause. Please support it!!!

Unknown said...

oopened its gates in 2004

Anonymous said...

Victory Junction was created in 2004 for children with serious illness what a great thing to do! Helps them to live life as close to other children as possible!

Barb Lowe said...

Entered and Thank youo

Diane Therkildsen said...

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, at no cost to children or their families.

Diana Castro said...

How nice gl

Theresa C said...

I have been aware of VJ Camp since it was built in the name of Adam (RIP). It is a FREE camp for children with serious illness to make them feel normal - not sick for the time they are there.

Anonymous said...

Victory Junction helps sick children

Dawn S said...

What a great event!

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Kenna Wright said...

I learned that Victory Junction is a year round camp that can be very helpful for children. Bless them.

Jen Bennett said...

That u are a yr round camp that started 10 yrs ago.

Minta's Creations said...

Victory Junction strives to create a foundation that fosters independence, confidence and continuous growth after camp to better the quality of life for children. I think that is just awesome!

Courtney G said...

I learned that victory junction helps enrich the lives of children with serious illness. ANd they have children from all 50 states and some foreign countrys

MARIA KHAZANCHI said...

great cause

SampleVix said...

I have never heard of victory junction until i read this blog post. i think it's absolutely incredible that there is a state of the art facility for children with illnesses to go beyond their illness and explore and have fun year round while still being able to get the 24 hour medical supervision. It's absolutely amazing and so glad to hear there are places that still enrich the minds of children and let them know yes! You can do this!