SEMA, Charity, Kyle Petty, Victory Motorcycles

A Good Cause

Far too often, we look to the newest gadgets, luxurious vacations, or fancy meals to make us feel better about ourselves. But what many people forget or don’t ever realize is that one of the best ways you can lift your spirits, while making a difference to those around you and far beyond is through charity. Here is one event which we are very excited about that is helping two children’s charities, Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang.Far too often, we look to the newest gadgets, luxurious vacations, or fancy meals to make us feel better about ourselves. But what many people forget or don’t ever realize is that one of the best ways you can lift your spirits, while making a difference to those around you and far beyond is through charity. Here is one event which we are very excited about that is helping two children’s charities, Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang.

SEMA Seeks Media Support in Special Fundraising Effort

Who: As a respected and influential media outlet, SEMA is asking for your support in an industry-wide effort to raise funds to help ill and at-risk children.
Details: During last year’s SEMA Installation Banquet, SEMA held a series of activities to raise funds for two worthy charities: Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp. More than $175,000 was donated to the two groups, and thousands of children were able to enjoy a better life than they would have otherwise.
This year’s SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser will be held on July 25 in Irvine, California. Activities are again being held to raise funds for Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp. Among the activities is an auction that will take place onsite that evening.
So that more people can participate and help support these two charities, one rare and unique item is up for bid at ebay, the online auction site. That item is Kyle Petty’s own 2006 Victory motorcycle, valued at over $15,000 and driven in the 2007 Ride Across America Charity Ride. This motorcycle is a black Jackpot model and includes a custom luggage rack built by Kyle himself, saddlebags and a full windshield.
In addition, the winner will receive one core rider position on the 15th Anniversary Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America in 2009, valued at over $13,000, and includes:
Nine nights hotel accommodations
Fuel for one motorcycle at all scheduled Pit stops
All scheduled group meals
Commemorative Designer Leather Jacket
Event t-shirt and cap
All company-sponsored t-shirts
Transportation of one (1) motorcycle from NC to designated 2009 headquarters of Charity Ride
What: Please help us promote this auction item to your readers by linking to the auction
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Where: The Kyle Petty Motorcycle and Ride Package is available for bid at www.ebay.com/sema.
When: The Kyle Petty Motorcycle and Ride Package is up on ebay now, and will remain
on bid until Friday, July 25, 2008.
Why: Despite challenges in our economy, our industry has been fortunate and prospered greatly. We’re
asking the automotive industry to come together to support two industry-related charities. With strong ties to the wheel market, Childhelp has been helping victims of child abuse and neglect since 1959. Victory Junction, which was founded by Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie, gives children with chronic or serious illnesses a wonderful and unique camping experience.100% of the proceeds from this auction will benefit these two organizations.