Fox News reported last evening on the spring schedule for the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride. The Charity Ride Across America is celebrating it's 19th anniversary, working in support of Victory Junction. Petty, former NASCAR driver and racing analyst, along with his family, established the Charity Ride in 2004, honoring their late son, Adam.
The ride is a week long event, with Petty leading a group of more than 175 motorcyclists across the country. The Ride will begin on April 27 in Cour d'Alene, Idaho, and will finish in Tempe, Arizona; a 2,100 mile trek with the following fuel and overnight stops:
Cour d'Alene to Boise, Idaho on April 27
Boise to Jackson, Wyoming on April 28
Jackson to Green River, Wyoming on April 29
Green River to Grand Junction, Colorado on April 30
Grand Junction to Durango, Colorado on May 1
Durango to Show Low, Arizona on May 2
Show Low to Tempe, Arizona on May 3
Everyone is encouraged to attend, show support to the participants, meet Kyle Petty and donate to the Ride's "Small Change, Big Impact" mission that supports chronically ill children. Victory Junction, a network of camps across the country, has been the beneficiary of the Ride since it's inception, providing a complete camp experience to children with serious illnesses at no cost to their families. Over the last nine years, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride has made it possible for nearly 8,000 children to attend.
The ride's presenting sponsor is Manheim, along others including Coca-Cola, FLUIDYNE Racing Products, WinCraft Racing, Krispy Kreme, FGX International and the Petty Family Foundation. Manheim senior vice president of customer management, Nick Peluso, said, "Manheim is extremely proud to sponsor the Kyle Petty Charity Ride through 2015. Previously having sponsored the Ride, Manheim values the national awareness it brings to chronic illness and enriching the lives of children who live with chronic illness. Giving back is definitely a priority for Manheim and our parent company, COX. We are looking forward to our three-year sponsorship."
Kyle Petty said, " Over the years, the Ride has turned into so much more than we ever anticipated. I'm grateful for the chance to spend time with friends, while meeting fans and generous supporters who ultimately help create memorable and fun camp experiences for wonderful children and their families."
The links above will take you to the Ride's website, as well as the website for Victory Junction. Take some time to peruse both, and come away inspired.