Friday, April 1, 2016

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Update and Giveaway (#nascar #KPCharityRide)

Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Enters Its 22nd Year


Twenty two years ago, NASCAR driver Kyle Petty combined his passion for helping others with his love of motorcycles to create the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. One of the most successful and popular charity events in the country, the annual motorcycle trek engages celebrities, Ride sponsors, motorcycle enthusiasts, fans and local communities to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction.

As a result of the Ride, more than 7,815 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost! The inspiration for the Ride came in 1994, when Petty and three friends rode their motorcycles from North Carolina to a NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Friends joined the ride along the way, and by the time the group reached Phoenix, it had grown to 30 riders. The turnout inspired Petty, and he decided to nurture the event into something bigger; The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America was born.

Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride route can contribute to the Charity Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at local stops.

Over two hundred riders will hit the road on annual cross-country trek from the Palm Desert to the Gulf Coast to raise funds and send deserving kids to Victory Junction.

 

The 2016 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Schedule:

  1. Saturday, April 30 – Palm Springs, California to Phoenix, Arizona
  2. Sunday, May 1 – Phoenix, Arizona to El Paso, Texas
  3. Monday, May 2 – El Paso, Texas to Lajitas, Texas
  4. Tuesday, May 3 – Lajitas, Texas to San Antonio, Texas
  5. Wednesday, May 4 – San Antonio, Texas
  6. Thursday, May 5 – San Antonio, Texas to Beaumont, Texas
  7. Friday, May 6 – Beaumont, Texas to Biloxi, Mississippi


Since its inception by the Petty family in 2004 in honor of Kyle’s late son Adam, Victory Junction has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary. Located on 84 acres in Randleman, N.C., Victory Junction exists to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses by creating camping experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound.

This year, many celebrities plan to participate in all or part of the 22st Anniversary Ride, including:
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven time champion Richard Petty 
  • 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Hershel McGriff 
  • NASCAR legends Handsome Harry Gant 
  • NASCAR legends Donnie Allison 
  • Former NFL great Herschel Walker 
  • Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West 
  • NBC Sports NASCAR personality Rick Allen 
  • NBC Sports NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood


Kyle with his father, seven time champion Richard Petty.

“When Kyle started this Ride 21 years ago, I don’t think any of us realized just how special it would become,” said Kyle’s father Richard Petty. “Riding across our beautiful country on two wheels with great friends and family is incredible, but knowing you’re doing it to help others makes it the ride of a lifetime.”


Giveaway


“Oma Loves U!” has teamed up with the “Kyle Petty Charity Ride” to conduct a giveaway for her blog readers. Two lucky fan will win an Official Event Shirt And Hat From The 2016 Ride autographed by Kyle Petty! (ARV $35.00)

Just use the easy Rafflecopter form below to enter.

 
*Giveaway open in USA only for 18+.*
*Giveaway ends 04/25/2016*
 
 
 
 

42 comments:

cindi0420 said...

I so admire the Petty family for taking a personal tragedy and turning it into such a positive organization to help others.

Z Smith said...

Thanks for your entry and wonderfully warm thoughts.

Diane Therkildsen said...

just a wonderful cause

James Doyle said...

such a great cause :) thx <3

Sharon Kaminski said...

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America 22nd Anniversary Route is a very worthwhile cause.

Cynthia Gray said...

This is a great event with good people who want to make the world a better place to live for many with disabilities. I commend them heartily. VROOM VROOM!

tat2gurlzrock said...

I so admire him for joining this cause!

breanna pollard said...

This is such am amazing cause!

Stephanie Crane said...

My husband and I ride on a motorcycle and love charities such as these. Keep up the good work Petty Family!!

RICHARD HICKS said...

I like that they have such a great place for kids and parents

rajee pandi said...

I appreciate them for raising this cause

CMANGOYARD21 said...

NOT ONLY IS IT KYLE BUT OTHER CELEBRITIES JOIN IN TO HELP AS WELL.

CMANGOYARD21 said...

A FUN CAUSE THAT WE ALL APPRECIATE YOUNG AND OLD AND ALL IN BETWEEN. YOU'RE JUST A CLASS ACT KYLE THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO !

CMANGOYARD21 said...

ONE OF THESE DAYS I WOULD LIKE TO GET ME A MOTORCYCLE AND JOIN IN ON THE RIDE. JUST GIVING FROM THE HEART,LOVE,AND CARE IS JUST THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD TO KNOW YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING TO HELP.

CMANGOYARD21 said...

CANT WAIT FOR THE CHARITY RIDE TO COME THROUGH CHATTANOOGA,TENNESSEE. ITS SO COOL TO SEE AND KNOW HOW MUCH GOES INTO MAKING THIS EVEN HAPPEN.

Norm said...

Winner winner please

Minta's Creations said...

Such an awesome Charity! I bet you put a smile on a lot of kids faces!

Candace Barrow said...

Such a great thing to do! I love seeing people helping people!

SampleVix said...

wonderful way to honor his memory <3

CS said...

So nice to do this

Sheila Vives said...

I love this! "a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for
children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses". Such a great cause.
Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Such a fabulous cause!

Unknown said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway for such a great cause!

Unknown said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway for such a great cause!

Abraham Liandro said...

What a awesome cause and generous charity!

Unknown said...

this is just amazing and a generous charity

Dawn S said...

Thanks! I learned something new!

Anonymous said...

Amazing way to honor Adam & the Petty Family

masterssarahk said...

Thank you for letting me know about this great cause.

Rizniya said...

Thanks for letting me know about this great cause :) and for a chance to win x

Missy McCullough Cawthorne said...

Thank you for letting me know about such an awesome cause!

Erica C. said...

What a great family event.

Aubrey Briskin said...

This is a great cause.

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

I am very familiar with the Kyle Petty Charity Ride. Several years ago they came through Cincinnati. My hubby and I went out to meet them and to give a donation.
We were able to get Pictures and Autographs with Kyle and his father the King.
Meeting The King has been one of the highlights of my 56 years. I use to watch him race, back in the day, with my grandpa. He was his favorite driver.
Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Jennifer Bennett said...

this is awesome :) thanks for allowing me to be a part of this :)

Susan Smoaks said...

i love that they give back. i am happy to learn about the charity.

yellowlabs said...

A great charity and cause!

SexyBrat said...

I think it's a great cause.

debhs said...

I love the Petty's! I think that Victory Junction is an amazing place!

corey1971 said...

Great guy and great cause!

kelley roach said...

So nice to do this

laurasloves said...

He is not only one of the best NASCAR racers but also a hero as well. I admire him so much for his big heart.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

njsunbunny said...

This charity event is such a great thing to do for the kids!