Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Postpones 26th Anniversary Event
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 26th Anniversary Ride has been rescheduled to May 1 – 7, 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Mar. 23, 2020 – Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Inc. today announced its decision to postpone its 26th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America presented by Cox Automotive. Originally scheduled to take place May 2 – 8, 2020, the Ride will now be held May 1 – 7, 2021. The Ride will still follow the same route, visit the same scheduled stops and maintain the same participating sponsors as previously announced.
“Throughout the everchanging and dynamic COVID-19 pandemic, our utmost concern has always been and always will be the health and safety of our riders, team and fans,” said Kyle Petty, former NASCAR driver, current NBC Sports racing analyst and founder of the Ride. “While it saddens me that we must postpone this year’s Ride, I know in my heart that this is what’s best for everyone involved. And I can guarantee that we will keep our promise to bring the exact plans for our 26th Anniversary Ride to life in 2021 and continue our mission to raise funds to send kids to Victory Junction!”
Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic and serious medical illnesses – has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam.
For the latest information on the 26th Anniversary Ride, including its scheduled overnight stops, participating sponsors and more, please visit www.kylepettycharityride.com.
You can also stay up to date with Petty and the Ride on social media at the following accounts:
About Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
Led by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is an annual cross-country motorcycle trek that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction. The Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 26th year, more than 8,650 riders have logged 12.4 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $19 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camp for children, ages six to 16, living with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses. Co-founded by Kyle Petty and his family in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, North Carolina. Victory Junction provides life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a medically-safe environment, always free of charge. In addition to its traditional camp sessions, Victory Junction’s REACH program takes the camp experience to children and their families at hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses throughout North and South Carolina. As a nonprofit organization, Victory Junction operates solely through the support of generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide this experience at no cost to children and their families. Since opening in 2004, Victory Junction has seen children from all fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico and four other countries, and has delivered more than 60,000 camp experiences. Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of camps founded by Paul Newman and is accredited by the rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. To learn more, please visit www.victoryjunction.org.
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