WAUKESHA, Wis., June 5 /PRNewswire/ — Markel American Insurance Company associates are building a retro-design Board Track Racer motorcycle to raise money for the Victory Junction Gang Camp charity. Funds will be raised though a “Markel Builds Fun” sweepstakes random drawing to win the custom-built motorcycle. The motorcycle will be exhibited at multiple events this summer before being awarded to the winner of the sweepstakes drawing to be held in September. The motorcycle is being built by Markel American associates and motorcycle enthusiasts Tom Conroy and Dale Moldenhauer. Those interested will be able to follow the build at http://www.markelbuildsfun.com/ through videos, audio, photos, interviews and more.
Registering for the sweepstakes can be done online from June 1, 2007 through August 31st, 2007 at http://www.markelbuildsfun.com/ or http://www.markelinsuresfun.com/. While no purchase is necessary to win the motorcycle, sweepstakes entrants will be given the option to make a $10 donation to the Victory Junction Gang Camp charity. Donations also can be made online at http://www.victoryjunction.org/ with a valid credit card. Sweepstakes entry is limited to one per person regardless of the size of the donation or entry method. Sweepstakes are void in Maryland, Idaho, Maine, Oklahoma, Florida, New York, Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited by law. The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held in mid-September, 2007.
The mission of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, http://www.victoryjunction.org/, is to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. Founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie in honor of their late son Adam, the Victory Junction Gang Camp is a year-round facility serving children, age 7 to 15. Each summer, children suffering from similar medical conditions including heart, lung and kidney disease, spina bifida, HIV, cancer, burn survivors, neurological disorders, and a host of others, gather to kick back, relax and have some fun.
The Victory Junction Gang Camp, located in Randleman, North Carolina, is a member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps and is free to children and their families. The camp operates solely on the generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundation.
Companies associated with the project include:
— Milwaukee Iron – Lynchburg, VA
— Hoban’s Cycle – Newton, WI
— Dark Horse Crank Works – Osman, WI
— Custom Chrome – Morgan Hill, CA
— Innovative Concepts – New Holstein, WI
— JC Motors – Orange County, CA
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Source: Markel American Insurance Company
CONTACT: Kevin Behringer of Markel American Insurance Company,
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