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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Kyle Petty's Charity Ride for Victory Junction

This year marks the 19th year of the Kyle Petty Annual Charity Ride. Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, along with Hershel Walker and 175 others, will ride their motorcycles 2100 miles from Couer d'Alene, ID to Tempe, AZ.

The Victory Junction Gang Camp is the main recipient of this annual charity ride. Victory Junction provides week-long camps during the summer, and weekend family camps during the Spring and Fall, to families who have children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.

The estimated cost of sending a child to camp is $2,500, yet families incur no cost (except transportation to get there) thanks to generous donors. Since the charity ride started in 1995 more than $15 million has been donated to Victory Junction and other charities that support children with chronic illnesses.

Our family experienced this wonderful camp a couple of years ago for one of the Fall family weekends. I was so impressed with everything that was provided for the families throughout the weekend.

I was seriously considering sending Kayla there this summer for the Neurological and Genetic Disorders camp; but the summer application deadline was April 1st. Bummer! Just when I worked up the courage to let her go without me for a week!

You can keep up with the Kyle Petty Charity Ride through FB.

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