Children and families of military members killed in the line of duty are having a special weekend at a North Carolina camp courtesy of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his family.
The Army says 27 families have been invited by Petty to his Victory Junction camp in Randleman through Sunday. The camp was created after Petty lost his son, Adam. Its goal is to create happy memories for children with chronic or serious illnesses.
The year-round camping facility opened in 2004. It is part of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps founded by the late Paul Newman that provides children with a free camp experience in a medically sound environment.
Last year, the Pettys offered the camp to surviving spouses of fallen troops and their children.