July 27, 2005 - The World's Fair Park will
be busy with "Ribs, Rides 'N Rock" this weekend starting
at 10:30 a.m.
|Ribs, Rides 'N Rock
starts at 10:30 a.m. at the World's Fair Park. See you there!
Ribs, Rides 'N Rock is a free day-long celebration full of activities
for the entire family to support East Tennessee Children's Hospital
and the Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride, which benefits Victory
Junction Gang Camp for children and families coping with chronic or
Sponsored by Pilot, the City of Knoxville, the Knoxville Area Chamber
Partnership, Knoxville News Sentinel, Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson,
WIMZ and WBIR, Ribs, Rides 'N Rock celebration is a lively, fun
event with an amateur barbecue cook-off called "BBQ at the
Ball Y'all", live local entertainment, and a children's fun
area with oversized inflatable toys, mascot meet and greet, the
Knoxville Zoo's mobile animal exhibit and much more.
A portion of the event's proceeds benefit East Tennessee Children's
Hospital and Victory Junction Gang Camp. Ribs Rides 'N Rock starts
at 10:30 a.m. and continues until the Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty charity
riders enter the park late that afternoon. "We encourage everyone
who wants to join the party at the World's Fair Park to get there
early to secure a good spot and welcome Kyle Petty and the other
celebrity riders as they roll into Knoxville," Hazelwood said.
This year, 250 motorcycle enthusiasts and celebrities are participating
in the ride. Their journey begins July 23 in Lake Oswego, Ore.,
and continues across the country to Knoxville, where the riders
spend their last night before riding to Victory Junction Gang Camp
on July 31 in Randleman, N.C.
"The Chick-fil-A-Kyle Petty Charity Ride benefits so many
children and families in need in East Tennessee and across the country,"
said Hazelwood, who built Jessie's Horsepower Garage at the camp
with his wife, Suzie, in memory of their daughter Jessie. "Pilot
is proud to support such a worthwhile endeavor and thankful that
Knoxville can be part of this charitable journey."
Formed in 1995 by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity
Ride Across America features NASCAR celebrities, sponsors and fans
traveling cross-country to raise money for children's charities.
To learn more about Victory Junction Gang Camp or to make a contribution,
please visit www.victoryjunction.org
or call 1-877-VJG-CAMP.