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Walmart joins Victory Junction's elite founder list

Posted on 12/14/2009

RANDLEMAN, NC - Victory Junction founders Kyle and Pattie Petty announced during the fourth Annual Run to Victory that Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has joined its elite Founder list by donating more than $1 million to the camp which serves children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.

"We are proud to partner with Walmart. The funds will impact the children we serve and we feel truly blessed and appreciative for all Walmart has done for Victory Junction," said Pattie Petty, co-founder and chief executive officer.

Walmart supports Victory Junction in many different ways. Through the "Miles for Smiles" program, NASCAR Day activities and Kyle Petty's Charity Ride, Walmart has provided life-changing experiences for more than 500 campers. "Miles for Smiles" is a one-week annual campaign during which Walmart donates $.02 to Victory Junction for every safe mile driven by its transportation team.

"We are honored that our efforts have resulted in helping children enjoy this unique and special camping experience," said Bryan Boudreaux, Walmart regional vice president.

Working as a year round camp, Victory Junction serves children, ages 6-16, with a number of different health issues. All this is possible thanks to the generosity of corporations, individuals, and organizations, no child or family has had to incur the cost of attending Victory Junction.

"Victory Junction is really a very special place," said Vince Biondo, Walmart Private Fleet regional vice president. "They have a great mission and Walmart Logistics is proud to support Kyle, Pattie and the rest of the team at VJ."

For more information about Victory Junction, please visit www.victoryjunction.org.

For more information about Walmart's community involvement visit www.walmartfoundation.com.

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