SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 13, 2012 10:53 ET

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Stops at Hotels in Dallas/Ft. Worth

Riders Raise Money for Children With Chronic or Life-Threatening Illnesses

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - If fast rides and good causes are on your list of favorite things, you don't want to miss the exciting finish of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America at the Texas Motor Speedway, located next to the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle. Guests of this resort in Dallas/Fort Worth area won't miss a moment of the action when they stay at this conveniently located hotel.

The motorcycle ride kicks off April 28, 2012, in Napa, Calif, and travels more than 2,500 miles to the finish line at the Texas Motor Speedway, next door to this Dallas/Fort Worth resort. The charity ride, in its 18th year, will bring together more than 175 riders to raise money for Victory Junction, a camp program that benefits kids with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The race was started by former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty, who lost his own son, Adam.

"We started this ride as a small group of friends just riding from track to track," Petty says. "It's amazing to see how this event has grown." The ride has raised more than $14.5 million since 1995, and this year's event will feature returning and new riders, including Texas Motor Speedway president and general manager Eddie Gossage, two-time Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth, NASCAR legend Harry Gant, former NBA star and NASCAR team owner Brad Daugherty and former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.

"The Kyle Petty Charity Ride makes a real difference in children's lives," Walker, who's participating in his seventh race, says. "It's not only the kids we visit with along the route, it's the donations that help sponsor thousands of trips to Victory Junction that make this ride so special."

The ride, finishing near this Fort Worth area hotel, will include new stops along the route, passing through California's redwood forests, along both The Million Dollar Highway and The Loneliest Road in America and making overnight visits in a number of cities.

If you're not staying at this hotel in Dallas/Fort Worth, you can still follow the route and the riders live online at www.facebook.com/KPCharityRide, or follow @kylepetty and @kpcharityride on Twitter. To learn more about the Charity Ride Across America or to make a donation, visit http://www.kylepettycharityride.com/. To learn more about Victory Junction, visit www.victoryjunction.org.

To learn more about the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle, visit the hotel website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwmc-dallas-fort-worth-marriott-hotel-and-golf-club-at-champions-circle/, where you can book rooms, find packages and deals at Fort Worth resorts and discover nearby dining and attractions.

About the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle

Whether you're looking for a relaxing golf getaway, a thrilling escape or a convenient business stay, the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle is your ideal destination. Adjacent to the Texas Motor Speedway and overlooking a pristine 18-hole Jay Moorish golf course, this luxury hotel features newly renovated guestrooms, resort amenities, flexible event space and a convenient location. Stylish accommodations blend sleek design with a soothing color palette, and include luxury bedding, a spacious work desk, high-speed Internet access, coffee/tea maker and a TV with cable and pay-per-view. If you're here to host clients or guests of your own, this hotel's 22,000 sq ft of event space, expert event planners and exquisite catering are all available for your meeting or celebration. Staying active at this Fort Worth hotel is easy, with a fitness center, outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, hiking at nearby Grapevine Lake and par 72 golf course available. Once you've worked up an appetite, choose from a number of onsite dining options, including fresh seafood and salads at Creekside Cafe, post-golf grub at Drivers and handmade cocktails alongside eclectic entrees at Blue Moon Lounge. Exploring the area is easy; shopping, world-class museums, performing arts centers and other attractions are all nearby.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle
    3300 Championship Parkway
    Fort Worth, Texas 76177 USA
    1-817-961-0800
    www.marriott.com/DFWMC