RANDLEMAN, N.C. (Dec. 14, 2006) – WIX Filtration Corp. donated $75,000
to Victory Junction Gang Camp today, continuing its support for the Petty family’s
Camp for chronically and seriously ill children.
"Everyone at the camp is extremely thankful for the $75,000 donation
that WIX has made,” said Pattie Petty, wife of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and co-founder
of Victory Junction. “This money will play a vital part in helping send
more kids to camp, where they will be able to have life-changing camping experiences."
Founded by the Pettys in honor of their late son Adam, Victory Junction Gang
Camp provides camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering,
in a safe and medically sound environment, and free of charge to children
and their families. WIX Filters began its commitment to the Victory Junction
Gang Camp in 2005 with a donation of a year’s supply of oil, air and
fuel filters for the Camp’s vehicles and maintenance equipment.
“WIX is proud to support the Victory Junction Gang Camp and the important
work they do for children who have serious illnesses,” said Bruce Johnston,
brand manager for WIX Filters. “We are pleased to present this check
on behalf of WIX and its customers, who partnered with us on our Route WIX
Die Cast Collectible Promotion and fundraising efforts.”
WIX Filters’ $75,000 donation is funded by proceeds from the promotional
sale of 1969 Ford Torino Talladega die cast collectibles. $1.50 from the sale
of each collectible is being donated to the Camp on behalf of WIX Filters and
each participating WIX Filters distributor. The first NASCAR-licensed die cast
collectible to be offered through the Route WIX Collectible Promotion and the
only die cast replica ever produced to celebrate Richard Petty’s 100th
NASCAR win, the 1969 Ford Torino Talladega holds special significance to WIX
as a reflection of the time when Petty used WIX filters on his race car and
was a spokesperson for WIX.
“Collaborating with the Pettys for WIX’s Ford Torino Talladega die cast
collectible promotion provided us with a unique way to raise funds and awareness
for the Victory Junction Gang Camp,” said Johnston.
Victory Junction Gang Camp is solely supported by contributions and donations
from corporations, individuals and foundations. Located in Randleman, N.C.,
on land donated by Richard Petty and his wife, Lynda, the Camp is the only
year-round multi-disease facility of its kind in the Carolinas and Virginia.
For more information, or to make a donation to Victory Junction Gang Camp,
visit its Web site at www.victoryjunction.org or call (336) 498-9055.
Since 1939, WIX Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs,
manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural,
industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air,
cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles,
trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands,
is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product.
Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which
recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. WIX Filters’ Internet
address is www.wixfilters.com.