The Pantry Helps Kids Go to Camp

CARY, N.C. -- The Pantry Inc.'s Kangaroo Express stores have donated $200,000 to Victory Junction Camp, which caters to children with chronic medical conditions, according to a report in the Cary Citizen.

The chain of more than 1,600 convenience stores in 11 states raised the money through an in-store promotion with support from Coca-Cola, the North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketers, and the South Carolina Association of Convenience stores, the newspaper reported. Kyle and Pattie Petty founded the camp in honor of their late son Adam.

"Thanks to Kangaroo Express and all our corporate partners, dozens of children will enjoy a wonderful summer camp experience in the company of others who are enduring the same frustrations. The Victory Junction camping experience empowers children by giving them a sense of independence," Kyle Petty told the newspaper. "Thanks to the generous donations and hard work of our sponsors, we are blessed to be able to help make a difference in these children’s lives."

Kangaroo Express Vice President of Operations Brad Williams added: "Kangaroo Express is extremely proud to participate in programs and events that make such a huge difference in the communities we serve."

Victory Junction Camp, located in Randleman, N.C., has welcomed 13,000 children and families since opening in 2004.The cost of sending a child for one week to Victory Junction Camp is $2,500, according to the report.

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