May 2009 / Bott Radio Network Ministry Partner Franklin Graham Speaks at the Victory Junction Midwest Groundbreaking Ceremony in Kansas City, Kansas, Wednesday, May 13th
Something special is happening for children in Kansas City, Kansas. Kyle Petty, famed NASCAR driver, and his wife Pattie, are making the dreams of their late son Adam a reality by building the second Victory Junction Gang Camp at 8205 Riverview Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. Groundbreaking on the new camp took place Wednesday, May 13, with an expected opening date in 2011.
Called Victory Junction Midwest, the camp will provide children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment.
Over 300 people attended the groundbreaking, including the Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, Joe Reardon, Dan and Donald “Bubba” Cathy, President and CEO and Senior Vice President of Chick-fil-A restaurants, respectively. Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, attended as part of the 15th Annual Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, which is a 10-day motorcycle ride through various cities nationwide. Riders log more than 3,000 miles annually.
Since the Ride began in 1995, more than 6,100 riders have logged 7.9 million cumulative motorcycle miles and donated more than $12 million to children’s charities. Franklin rode into Kansas City on his BMW motorcycle, and gave a solid presentation of the simplicity of the Gospel. Billy Graham’s “Hour of Decision” can be heard across Bott Radio Network. For the “Hour of Decision” schedule in your area, visit www.bottradionetwork.com/programming/guide/ministry/15/Ho....
Others making the Ride included former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner running back Herschel Walker, PGA Tour regular Davis Love III, and 2003 NASCAR Cup Champion & current Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth.
Victory Junction President, Kansas, Mike Lepore thanks the many donors and volunteers who make the Camp happen.
Franklin Graham speaking about how everyone can ask Christ into their hearts and enjoy eternity with Him.
Some of the crowd that attended the groundbreaking for the second Victory Junction Gang Camp. The original camp is located in Randleman, North Carolina.
Demonstrating the art of hugging as Kyle Petty asked the audience to hug. This lucky lady gets a hug from a Chick-fil-A cow! Chick-fil-A sponsors the Annual Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.
Herschel Walker's back! The former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy Winner was a rider and supporter of the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
Kyle and Pattie Petty, surrounded by volunteers and just a few of their friends, break ground for the new camp in Kansas City, Kansas.
Bott Radio Network Program Services Manager Candy Green, with Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse.
Kansas City, Kansas Mayor, Joe Reardon, and Pattie Petty seated in front of Kyle Petty onstage before the groundbreaking ceremony of Victory Junction Midwest.
Bott Radio Network Program Services Manager, Candy Green, with Victory Junction President, Kansas, Mike Lepore at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new camp to open in 2011.
Kyle Petty, who started the Charity Ride Across America with just a few friends. The 15th Annual Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has hundreds of participants this year, and more than 6,100 people have made the Ride!
Herschel Walker and the rest of the riders taking off from the grounds of the new Victory Junction Midwest.
Riders prepare to end the leg of the Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America in Kansas City, Kansas, that started that day in Hays, Kansas.
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