The Charlotte Checkers hosted their third-annual Race Night, sponsored by Speedway Children's Charities and, on Saturday, Jan. 24 when they faced the South Carolina Stingrays at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Cheering them on loudly from the stands were Victory Junction campers, each of whom is facing his/her own competitor in the form of a chronic medical condition or serious illness.

For the third year in a row, Speedway Children's Charities has graciously invited Victory Junction to be a part of this spectacular event. Not only have they supported Victory Junction monetarily, but the generosity and kindness they've shown to our camper community speaks volumes for their commitment to improving the lives of children. "Since Victory Junction's inception, Speedway Children's Charities have been a steward of our cause and consistent pillar of support," said president of Victory Junction Dean Kessel. "They not only demonstrate their true commitment to the community by playing host to events such as Race Night, but to those that care for and want to improve the lives of children less fortunate. We are honored to be associated with such an amazing organization and look forward to many more opportunities to work together."

Victory Junction is a year-round camping facility that serves children, ages 6 to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. During the summer, Victory Junction offers disease-specific sessions with up to 128 children per session. During the fall, winter and spring, family weekends are offered to up to 32 families per weekend.

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