Petty Ride Raises $1.3 Million for Charity
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 28, 2017
The 23rd Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America was a big success thanks in part to the generous outpouring from fans in Cody that came out to the Ride stop at Buffalo Bill Village on May 15.
The 23rd Anniversary Ride raised $1.3 million – and organizers say that was the most funds raised in a single year since 2008. According to Kyle Petty, funds raised directly benefit Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Since the Ride’s inception in 1995, more than 8,085 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. And this year, the Ride will send 100 kids to summer camp at Victory Junction.
Funds were gathered from local fans along the route, as part of the Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, as well as donations made by generous sponsors, organizations, and the riders themselves. The Ride visited eight states in seven days, traveling from Portland, Oregon on May 13, arriving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 19.