Victory Junction Pink Truck Tour stops in Franklin
Published 10:25 am Wednesday, March 26, 2014
FRANKLIN—Victory Junction is a year-round camping facility that serves children, ages 6-16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. The camp located in Randleman, N.C., opened in 2004 in honor of Adam Petty, the son of Kyle and Pattie Petty. The mission of the camp is to provide an exciting and life-changing camp experience that empowers children with chronic and serious illnesses in a medically safe environment, free of charge.
Kangaroo Express, an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, partnered with Coca-Cola and has been a part of sponsoring campers to Victory Junction for 6 years. Each year from March 5-April 5, more than 500 Kangaroo Express stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia raise money by having fund- raising projects to help in the overall mission of this camp. During the fund raising period, the Victory Junction Pink Truck, donated by country music star Taylor Swift, tours through the three states to help promote the program. The truck stopped in Franklin on Friday and was greeted by representatives of the local Kangaroo Express Store in Franklin located on Armory Drive. Kangaroo Express Store Manager Randy Bullock has personally been involved with the program for 4 years.
“I always meet my goal and at the present time my store will probably hit it by next week,” said Bullock.
Kangaroo Express District Manager David Stover, who has personally visited the camp, said, “It puts a smile on your face when you are able to see the excitement of children that attend the camp.”
Area children are eligible to attend the camp. To learn more about Victory Junction, visit www.victoryjunction.org