Pettys' Victory Junction camp gets a big gift from Topeka firm

KBS Constructors of Topeka announced today it will build a $1.5 million state-of-the-art medical facility free of charge at the Victory Junction camp scheduled to open in Kansas City, Kan., in 2011.

KBS Constructors president Dan Foltz made the donation at a news conference at Kansas Speedway.

The 7,800 square-foot medical facility -- called The Body Shop -- will provide medical support and will house the medically advanced equipment for the children and families who attend Victory Junction, a year-round, nonprofit camp for children with chronic medical conditions.

The original Victory Junction camp was founded in Randleman, N.C., by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife, Pattie, in honor of their son, Adam, who died in a racing accident in 2000.

The camp in North Carolina opened in 2004, and the demand from families across the country has exceeded the room there, and the Pettys decided to build a $35 million facility on 71 acres in Wyandotte County.

“Victory Junction needs a medical clinic built, and KBS has the giving heart to make that happen,” Foltz said. “We are confident that our specialized experience in critical and sensitive environments makes KBS the right fit to build The Body Shop. We are excited to make this dream come true for the Pettys, Victory Junction and the thousands of children they will serve.”