Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
Re-Postpones 26th Anniversary Event
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 26th Anniversary Ride has been rescheduled for a second time to April 30 – May 6, 2022
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan.12, 2021 – Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Inc. today announced its decision to postpone its 26th Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America presented by Cox Automotive for the second time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place May 2 – 8, 2020 and first postponed to May 1 – 7, 2021, the Ride will now be held April 30 – May 6, 2022. The Ride will still follow the same route and visit the same scheduled stops as previously announced.
“We talked through every ‘what if’ scenario and tried to come up with a way to safely execute the Ride this spring, but ultimately we don’t feel we could safely make that happen,” said Kyle Petty, former NASCAR driver, current NBC Sports racing analyst and founder of the Ride. “There is still so much uncertainty and risk with the pandemic, which is why we have decided to once again postpone the Ride, now to 2022. The health and safety of our Riders and the communities we visit is of the utmost importance to us and we simply cannot take that risk.”
“I hope that we will soon be in a much better place. I’m choosing to cling to that hope and now focus on making our 2022 Ride the best it can possibly be,” Petty continues. “The camaraderie of the riders, the beautiful scenery of our country and the mission to raise funds to send so many deserving kids to camp at Victory Junction is what the Ride is all about!”
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:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kpcharityride and www.facebook.com/kylepetty45
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kpcharityride and www.instagram.com/kylepetty
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kpcharityride and www.twitter.com/kylepetty
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 70,000 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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