Scouts have the opportunity to meet NASCAR legends and help a great cause.
On Friday May 10th at 7:45 PM the Kyle Petty Victory Charity Ride rolls into the Tampa Hilton West Shore on the final leg of a cross county charity ride. The ride raises money to children to Victory Junction which is a year-round camp that exists to enrich the lives of children, ages six to 16, with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The activities and environment provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering.
The ride is asking for help from local Scout Troops, Venturing Programs and Explorer Posts by sending youth and adults to help carry in luggage and equipment on the evening of May 10th. In return the Scouts will meet the NASCAR celebrities and they we give talk to the scouts about the importance of giving back to the community and service to others and their life in NASCAR.
Among the celebrities participating in this year's Ride are NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Richard Petty; NASCAR legends Harry Gant, Hershel McGriff and Donnie Allison; current NASCAR driver David Ragan; former Formula 1, Champ Car and NASCAR driver Max Papis; former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner (1982) Herschel Walker; Heisman Trophy winner (1980) and Super Bowl champion (XXII) George Rogers; and NBC Sports NASCAR personalities Krista Voda, Rutledge Wood, and Rick Allen.
Established in 2004, the camp was built by the Petty family in honor of Kyle's late son Adam, who died tragically on the racetrack in 2000. Adam Petty was more than a fourth generation NASCAR driver - he was a dreamer with a passion for helping others.
For more information about the event go to www.kylepettycharityride.com
6th Grade Scouts and Up for Volunteers. Event open to all ages!
Tampa Hilton Westshore Hotel
Friday 05-10-2019 7:45 PM ET to 11:59 PM ET Past