NASCAR Sends Ill Kids to Victory Junction

The Nascar Foundation announced today a $408,000 donation for the Victory Junction, a camp for seriously ill children in Florida and a member of Paul Newman’s Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, to be used to "help send critically ill kids to camp for a life-changing experience."

“This donation is what The NASCAR Foundation is all about,”
the foundation’s chairperson, Betty Jane France said in a release. “Victory Junction is most deserving of whatever assistance we can provide. It’s a special place, and we are proud to help.”

The money will be enough to send 160 children to the camp and provide them with camper transportation.

“The NASCAR Foundation’s support of Victory Junction has been a true blessing for everyone involved with camp,” Victory Junction founder Pattie Petty added.

“What started as Adam’s dream over 15 years ago has grown and developed into a NASCAR-themed camp where sick children can forget about their illness for a little while and just be kids. This wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support from The NASCAR Foundation and the entire NASCAR community.”

So far, Victory Junction received the visit of more than 11,000 children and families since 2004, coming from 47 states and three countries. According to the camp's website, the cost for sending a child here is $2,500, but no cent of that amount is being paid by the children and their families, but by sponsors.

Victory Junction serves 24 chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses, including autism, cancer, craniofacial anomalies, diabetes, hemophilia, sickle cell and spina bifida.
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