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Victory Junction has kicked off its “Keeping the Dream Alive” campaign Monday by announcing that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will join the elite of Victory Junction founders by committing $1 million dollars to build and maintain the Dale Jr. Corral and Amphitheater at the Randleman, N.C. camp for children who have serious illnesses. Victory Junction is a camp for children who are suffering from diseases such as cancer, hemophilia, etc.
“There are many reasons why we wanted to get involved with Victory Junction and build this amphitheater, and it starts with the tremendous impact the camp has on these kids. It’s incredible how one week changes lives,” said Earnhardt. “Just as important to me is my friendship with Kyle and Pattie Petty, and the memory of my buddy, Adam Petty. Adam and I met each other at an early age, and from that point on our lives and careers were virtually parallel. He was as genuine as they get and a great friend. If I can play a small part in helping Kyle and Pattie keep his dream alive, it doesn’t require a second thought.”
This unique, interactive, accessible outdoor amphitheater will provide campers, the opportunity to sing a song, act in a play, tell a joke, play an instrument, watch a movie or even get their face pictured on an old, western “Wanted” poster along with the infamous outlaw, “Junior.”
“Pattie and I are extremely humbled by Jr.’s kindness and generosity. We’ve known Jr. since he was a kid and it means the world to us that he is honoring our son, Adam, by helping change the lives of these kids,” said Kyle Petty. “Adam is definitely smiling.”