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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Raises Over $1.7 Million For Victory Junction
June 18, 2019
To commemorate a milestone anniversary, former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty led 250 participants from Seattle to Key Largo.
Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Raises Over $1.7 Million For Victory Junction

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announced it raised more than $1.7 million after completing a corner-to-corner route to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Funds raised directly benefit Victory Junction—a camp in Randleman, North Carolina, servicing children with chronic medical illnesses. The Ride’s donation supports maintenance programs, building projects and summer “camperships.”

In addition to the more than $1.7 million raised by the Ride, a $2 million donation was presented to the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Trust by the Andreas family in honor of a beloved Charity Rider, the late David Andreas. The Trust was established by the Ride in 2015 to fund Victory Junction in perpetuity.

To commemorate a milestone anniversary, former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty led 250 participants on the Ride’s longest route ever. On May 3, Petty embarked from Seattle, Washington, on a nearly 3,700-mile journey, traveling through 11 states in nine days before ending in Key Largo, Florida on May 11.

“This year’s Ride was amazing. We had beautiful views, crowds at every stop, police escorts the entire trip, a little rain, fun visits with Victory Junction campers, great food and lots of laughs with friends for nine straight days,” said Petty. “When you get 250 people together that care about kids, want to help others and love to ride motorcycles, it’s going to be fun. Riding corner to corner across America just made it more special.”
 
Victory Junction 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. Since 1995, 8,650 riders have logged more than 12.4 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised $18.5 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.

The Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes, which takes place each year at the PRI Trade Show, also benefits Victory Junction. Visit victoryjunction.org/sunnen-sweepstakes to purchase tickets for the chance to win a high-horsepower engine built by Sonny Leonard.

For more information about the 25th anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America (or to donate), visit kylepettycharityride.com.

Photo from Day 1 in Seattle courtesy of Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America