Caterpillar has donated a custom-designed CAT Chopper to the Victory Junction Gang Camp for seriously ill children. The motorcycle will be used to raise money for the camp, which operates only on donations and provides a unique opportunity for children whose medical conditions prevent them from participating in other camps.
The Victory Junction Gang Camp, founded and supported by the Petty family of NASCAR racing, aims to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing exciting, empowering camp experiences in a safe and medically sound environment. The camp, located in North Carolina on land donated by the Petty family, features a NASCAR racing theme. Caterpillar is in its 14th season as a NASCAR sponsor.
“This donation will help raise funds to continue to send children with chronic medical conditions to Victory Junction for a life-changing camping experience,” says Pattie Petty, CEO and cofounder of Victory Junction. “The fact that Caterpillar has reached out to create such a great partnership with the camp speaks volumes about their organization.”
The donated motorcycle, one of two identical choppers created for Caterpillar by the Orange County Choppers, includes design elements of Caterpillar equipment. The motorcycle had been on tour throughout North America.
“Caterpillar and its dealers have used the CAT Chopper to raise money for a variety of charities nationwide,” says Jay Alexander of the Caterpillar North American Commercial Division. “It is fitting that we help such a worthy program as the Victory Junction Gang Camp.”