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Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Announces 2008 Route
Kyle Petty Selects Peachtree City, Ga., as Overnight Stop on 14 Annual Charity Ride to Support
Chronically Ill Children
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 26, 2008) – Riders, start your engines! The Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity
Ride Across America has announced the route for its 14 annual motorcycle ride. After stopping in
Atlanta for an afternoon, more than 250 riders will cruise into Peachtree City on Friday, July 18. NASCAR
driver and Charity Ride founder Kyle Petty will lead the field as they wind their way from the Midwest to
the Deep South in an effort to raise awareness of and funds for Victory Junction Gang Camp and other
Riders will depart from Traverse City, Mich., on July 13, making additional overnight stops in
Elkhart Lake, Wis.; Lombard, Ill.; Lexington, Ky.; White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; and Charlotte, N.C.
before reaching Peachtree City and their final destination, Savannah, Ga., on July 19.
Since the Charity Ride’s inception in 1995, 5,700 participants have logged more than 7.2 million
cumulative motorcycle miles and donated more than $10.5 million to Victory Junction Gang Camp and
other charities that support chronically ill children. Petty and his wife, Pattie, founded the Victory Junction
Gang Camp in Randleman, N.C., in 2004. The year-round camp serves children, ages 7 to 15, with a
variety of health issues that would typically prevent them from attending camp. The camp operates solely
on the donations of corporations, organizations and individuals. The Pettys recently announced the
opening of a second Victory Junction Gang Camp in Wyandotte County, Kan.
“Pattie and I are constantly amazed and inspired by the dedication of our riders, sponsors and
fans,” said Petty. “These companies and individuals are truly committed to bettering the lives of
deserving children and their families. We’re looking forward to another great event – and more incredible
Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy will join Petty on the Charity Ride.
This year marks Chick-fil-A’s fifth year as the event’s title sponsor, and the company has extended its
sponsorship agreement through 2009.
“We at Chick-fil-A are grateful for the opportunity to once again be the title sponsor of the Kyle
Petty Charity Ride,” Cathy said. “Chick-fil-A is proud to be associated with such a worthy cause and is
eagerly anticipating another exciting Ride.”
Riders will make a pit stop at Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman on July 17 during a
camp session designed for children with physical disabilities. As a result of the 2007 Charity Ride’s
efforts, 80 children will attend this five-day session free of charge.
Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride route can support Victory Junction Gang Camp
through the Charity Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program. In 2007, donations from the “Small
Change. Big Impact.” program alone totaled more than $64,000.
Additional sponsors of the 2008 Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America include Coca-
Cola, Pilot Travel Centers LLC, Wells Fargo, Manheim, Racing Electronics, Dodge Motorsports, Wincraft
Racing and FLUIDYNE Racing Products.
About The Kyle Petty Charity Ride
Led by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, The Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America raises
awareness of and funds for Victory Junction Gang Camp and other charities supporting chronically ill
children. The Charity Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in NASCAR. Now in
its 14 year, the Charity Ride has donated more than $10.5 million to children’s charities, with 5,700
participants logging more than 7.2 million cumulative motorcycle miles. In 2008, NASCAR celebrities,
ride sponsors and motorcycle enthusiasts will travel from Traverse City, Mich. to Savannah, Ga. from July
About Victory Junction Gang Camp
The Victory Junction Gang Camp is a not-for-profit organization founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty
and his wife, Pattie, in honor of their son Adam. Located on 84 acres in Randleman, N.C., the camp
opened its doors in 2004 to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses by
creating camping experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and
medically sound. The Pettys recently announced the opening of a second Victory Junction Gang Camp
in Wyandotte County, Kan. www.victoryjunction.org
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Celebrating its 41 year in business, Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., is the nation’s second-largest quick-
service chicken restaurant chain (based on sales), with nearly 1,300 restaurants in 37 states and
Washington D.C. In 2007, Chick-fil-A produced record sales of $2.6 billion – a 16 percent overall
increase and an 8.47 percent same-store sales gain that helped extend the chain’s streak of consecutive
sales gains to 40 years.
Credited with inventing the boneless breast of chicken sandwich and first introducing the chicken nugget
concept, Chick-fil-A serves nutritious and freshly prepared food products in mall locations, stand-alone
restaurants, drive-thru-only restaurants, Chick-fil-A Dwarf House® and Truett’s Grill® full-service
restaurants, and through licensed outlets in college campuses, hospitals, airports, businesses and
industrial sites. www.chick-fil-a.com or www.truettcathy.com