NASCAR Stars, Sports Celebrities Join Kyle Petty for Victory Invitational

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Tournament field filled with classic sports personalities
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Petty will hit the links for charity on Thursday, February 28 at Kierland Golf Club for Kyle Petty's Victory Invitational Celebrity Golf Tournament, and he won’t be alone.

Joining Petty to raise funds for the Victory Junction Gang Camp and the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation will be several local and national sports celebrities, including: Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, former Phoenix Suns star Dan Majerle, 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry, Baseball Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Fergie Jenkins, former Seattle Mariners star Edgar Martinez, baseball personality Bob Uecker, and a slew of NASCAR celebrities headlined by Juan Pablo Montoya, Kenny Wallace, Reed Sorenson and Elliott Sadler.

The focus of Kyle Petty’s Victory Invitational Celebrity Golf Tournament is to create a charitable partnership to raise funds for the Victory Junction Gang Camp and the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation. Founded in 2004, the Victory Junction Gang Camp enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering in a safe and medically sound environment. The Camp was founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty, in honor of their son Adam, on 72 acres of land in North Carolina that was donated by Richard and Lynda Petty. More information on the Victory Junction Gang Camp can be found online at www.victoryjunction.org. ASU’s College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation is an inclusive world class enterprise of discovery that prepares innovative, evidence-based healthcare providers, educators, leaders, and researchers to optimize health in a culturally diverse global community. The college has evolved from a small baccalaureate program to the largest supplier of nurses in Arizona with more Bachelor of Science and advanced practice nurses than any other school in the state and is the only university offering an on-campus Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing & Healthcare Innovation (PhD) degree. More information on the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation can be found at www.nursing.asu.edu. By joining forces, both organizations can leverage their strengths by making a better tomorrow for children stricken with serious illness. Proceeds from the tournament and surrounding events will help support ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, support for their families, and contribute to the ongoing training for the professionals who treat them. It’s a commitment to health, dreams, and education. For more information about Kyle Petty’s Victory Invitational Celebrity Golf Tournament, visit www.phoenixraceway.com/kylepetty. Interested participants can contact Kristie Maggs of Phoenix International Raceway at (623) 463-5400 or at kmaggs@phoenixinternationalraceway.com. Interested sponsors may reach Jon Sata at the same phone number or at jsata@phoenixinternationalraceway.com.

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