NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Max Papis to Participate in Victory Junction Camp Challenge Ride

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Max Papis to Participate in Victory Junction Camp Challenge Ride Sponsored by Aetna

Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Randleman, NC

RANDLEMAN, NC (September 9, 2011) Victory Junction will be one of five Hole in the Wall Camps hosting a Camp Challenge Ride on September 10, 2011. The ride will begin and end at Victory Junction in Randleman, NC, and feature three route options: 62.5-mile (100k), 30-mile, and 15-mile. The cost to participate is only $35.
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This event has been made possible through grant funding from Aetna Inc. whose goal is to promote health and wellness while supporting a great cause within the community. All of the funds raised through the Camp Challenge Ride NC will help Victory Junction continue to fulfill their mission of providing life-changing camping experiences to children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses in a medically safe environment.

Max Papis, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, will be participating and raising money to support our campers. “I love riding my bike, but being able to experience Victory Junction for the first time and make a difference in the life of a child is going to make this ride even better,” Papis said. “It’s a win, and I’m not even at the track!”

The event will offer cyclists, guests, and volunteers the opportunity to tour Victory Junction and experience program areas such as the Tony Stewart Maze, mini golf, movies in the Silver Theater, and NASCARnival games on Victory Circle. Team Camp Challenge NC will wrap up festivities with a post-ride meal in the Fuel Stop and live entertainment at the Dale Jr. Corral and Amphitheater.

Be sure to register yourself or your team today at The event will be accepting participant registration on the day of the ride. The longest route leaves camp at 8:30am, and the two shorter routes leave camp at 10am. All routes are expected to return for post-ride festivities by 12:30pm. For more information about this event and ways to get involved please contact Sammie Barclay at or (336)253-6149.

About Victory Junction

Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC, with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information or to donate, visit

About Team Hole in the Wall

Team Hole in the Wall is a grassroots, fundraising program in support of Hole in the Wall Camps. Our members participate in marathons, cycling events and other athletic challenges or create and host events of their own to support the mission of the camps and provide children coping with serious illnesses with an empowering, camp experience that promotes joy, builds courage and instills hope. For more information, visit

About Aetna Inc.

Aetna has a long tradition of giving and community support that crystallized in 1972, when the Aetna Foundation was established. Over the years, we have strengthened disease prevention programs, helped revitalize neighborhoods, supported the arts, provided aid to those in need, and listened to the diverse voices that shape our nation. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed $394 million in grants and sponsorships.

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