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NASCAR: Victory Junction’s 10th anniversary celebrated by teams

Jul 12, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

This weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are honoring the 10th anniversary of the Victory Junction camp for seriously ill children.

In 2004, former Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty and his wife, Pattie, founded the camp in North Carolina as a tribute to their late son, Adam, who died in a practice crash at NHMS in 2000.

According to the camp, it has provided fun experiences for more than 17,000 children and families since its formation – all of them coming free of charge thanks to donors. Campers’ activities include everything from swimming and horseback riding to a special NASCAR-themed program with race cars, simulators, and gear.

Additionally, the camp provides 24-hour medical supervision for the children with the help of thirty different hospitals.

A special decal marking the 10th anniversary of Victory Junction has been seen on cars throughout the Sprint Cup garage this weekend.

For more information on Victory Junction – including how you can help by donating or working at the camp as a volunteer – visit VictoryJunction.org.