For the second consecutive year, The NASCAR Foundation hosted a Speediatrics Family Weekend at Victory Junction. The weekend brought more than 30 families of children with chronic illnesses from across the country together, providing them the chance to make memories that will last a lifetime.
With the weekend being of no cost to families, the weekend allows parents and kids alike to enjoy a fun and stress-free weekend together.
“Victory Junction gives us the chance to have fun where money isn’t an issue.” One camper’s parent said, “It’s hard to do fun things when medical bills are eating up all the extra monies.”
“It was a great weekend to focus on family without daily distractions to interfere. Our daughter loved having all of our attention and playing together in all of the activities.”
Upon arrival to Victory Junction, each family was greeted by a welcome parade of camp counselors, volunteers, and employees from NASCAR and The NASCAR Foundation. Once all families were settled in their cabins, they were invited to the Fueling Station for a welcome dinner, followed by a dance party. The NASCAR Foundation’s own Safety Sam joined the party and was a huge hit! Safety Sam led kids down the dance line to popular choreographed dances, as well as dances special to Victory Junction.
Families spent the rest of the weekend participating in activities they might not get a chance to otherwise, such as bowling, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts and so much more.
“My son increased his comfort level and independence as time went on,” said one parent. “We were shocked at the things he tried and was involved in.”
The weekend encompassed families from seven states, with children from 11 disease groups that ranged from childhood cancer, to cerebral palsy, to skeletal dysplasia.
The NASCAR Foundation is proud to sponsor Speediatrics Family Weekend at Victory Junction to provide families an escape from the stress of their everyday lives, and to enjoy a fun-filled weekend all together as a family.
“There truly is no other place like Victory Junction in the Southeast, and we’re so blessed to be able to come here.”