By SEMA Editors
Officials with the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America have announced it raised more than $1.7 million following the 27th Anniversary Ride, which took place on April 29-May 5. Funds directly benefit Victory Junction, a camp in Randleman, North Carolina, serving children with chronic medical illnesses.
Former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty led more than 125 motorcycles across more than 1,500 miles of picturesque scenery in Utah and Nevada, including the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Ride's donation supports summer camperships, building projects and maintenance programs, including the upkeep of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Water Park.
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 it began in 1995, the Ride has raised more than $21 million for Victory Junction and other children's charities. As a result, the Ride has helped Victory Junction mobilize resources to provide over 115,000 camp experiences for children of all levels of abilities who are living with complex medical conditions at no cost to their families.