The King's Cup - Karting for a Cause benefitting the Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) welcomes back Xtreme Motorsports and D&B Motors as the presenting sponsor to the popular event that has become one of the most-notable, fan-friendly events during the May race weeks in Charlotte. Xtreme Motorsports and D&B Motors, long-time advocates of the Paralyzed Veterans, continue their support of the organization.
As in years past, "The King" Richard Petty will headline this event and has rallied NASCAR drivers to include; Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Sam Hornish Jr., Ryan Blaney, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose and Max Gresham, to help support these fundraising efforts. All in attendance will sign autographs and lend their hand to raising awareness for the Paralyzed Veterans within the NASCAR community.
"This is our fifth year having the karting event," said Richard Petty. "It's been cool to see all the fans come out, support the Paralyzed Veterans, and then get to race with their friends and other drivers. It's just been a pretty special deal over the last five years for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. They have done a good job of letting the veterans know that we appreciate their sacrifice for the country. This event is fun for them, the veterans, the fans and us as drivers. There isn't another deal like it, and we hope to see another large crowd come out this year."
Activities for the King's Cup will begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21st at Victory Lane Karting in Charlotte. The teams will compete in heat races to earn a transfer spot into the main event, and the opportunity to hoist the coveted trophy. A standout lineup of corporate sponsors includes Pennzoil, Sprint, Stanley, Penske Racing, Carlisle, David Ragan Foundation, NASCAR Foundation and Wyndham Vacation Ownership to name a few. A silent auction and food will ensure that there is something for everyone. All of this adds up to an experience that no race fan will want to miss.
"The Damon family has taken the Paralyzed Veterans of America under their wings, and they hold this charity close to their hearts because of what the Veterans have done, and continue to do, for our country," said Karen Damon. "We believe in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The family applauds the tireless efforts of the PVA staff in supporting and raising money for this exceptional charity."
Bill Lawson, President of the Paralyzed Veterans of America says; "The King's Cup is always a highlight on the NASCAR calendar. We are so blessed to work with so many wonderful corporate partners and industry leaders that continue to support our mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our severely injured heroes. Through this event, we hope to raise awareness and critical funds to help veterans with disabilities live a fulfilling life -- one that they have earned and deserve!"
The King's Cup - Karting for a Cause has raised over $500,000 for the Paralyzed Veterans since it began in 2009. Teams and tickets are still available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.pva.org/gokart.
About Paralyzed Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a band of spinal cord injured service members who returned home from World War II to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the challenges they faced. These veterans from the Greatest Generation made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society. They created Paralyzed Veterans, dedicated to veterans' service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities. And for more than six decades, Paralyzed Veterans and its 34 chapters have been working to create an America where all veterans, and people with disabilities, and their families have everything they need to thrive.
About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company - Richard Petty Motorsports is co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty along with successful business entrepreneurs Andrew Murstein and Douglas Bergeron. It is one of the most recognized brands in all motorsports. Having a rich history, including over 200 wins; the team has business partnerships with national and global leaders. The race operation fields two teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force and STP and Marcos Ambrose drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Stanley and DEWALT. In addition, Michael Annett wheels the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team is headquartered in Concord, N.C.
About Penske Racing
Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced 365 major race wins, 424 pole positions and 24 National Championships, including the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. The team has also earned a record 15 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history. For more information about Penske Racing, please visit www.penskeracing.com.
About D&B Motors
D&B Motors, LLC of Great Bend, Kansas was established in early 2010 by Don Damon and his family, and specialize in dealing and collecting Exotic and Classic Cars from the 50's, the 60's, Muscle Cars from the 70's, and just about everything you can imagine including antiques in pristine and professionally restored condition. D&B also sells late-model used vehicles. For more information, please visit http://dandbmotorsks.com.
About Xtreme Motorsports
Xtreme Motorsports is also own by Don Damon and his family and is located in Great Bend, Kansas. They build A and B modified cars, repair and sell parts! For more information, please visit http://1stclasschassis.com.