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FAIRFAX, Va. -- ExxonMobil donated $25,000 to Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses. The donation resulted from a month-long, customer-supported convenience store promotion.
The check was presented to Pattie Petty in ceremonies prior to the start of the NASCAR race in Atlanta on Oct. 31.
"I was especially excited and thankful to see ExxonMobil and Coke team together to help Victory Junction," said Petty. "As we seek to raise funds to help provide a special camping experience for the kids, the help of ExxonMobil and Coca-Cola is a very positive step in achieving that goal."
Throughout the month of October, for every 44-ounce fountain drink sold at On the Run and company-operated TigerMarket, Exxon Tiger Mart and Mobil Mart convenience stores, ExxonMobil donated 5 cents to Victory Junction.
During the promotion, each collectible Coca-Cola fountain cup featured five members of the Coca-Cola NASCAR racing family -- Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty and Elliot Sadler. On the bottom of each cup was a CD-ROM created exclusively for the Victory Junction promotion. The CD-ROM contained highlights from the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Coca-Cola 600.
"The promotion was an exciting win-win for some well-deserving kids and our customers, especially those that are NASCAR fans," said Russ Ritenour, beverage manager for ExxonMobil’s convenience retailing. "Not only did our customers get a great soda value, an attractive NASCAR-themed cup and highlights from a great NASCAR race, but they helped provide an exciting experience for children and their families who would not otherwise be able to attend camp because of their special medical needs."