Goulds Pumps Joins Family of “Fun-Raisers”
Goulds Pumps, ITT Industries has united in a new way with professional racecar drivers, race sponsors and other individuals throughout the NASCAR community to support one charity benefiting thousands of kids – the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
Recently, Goulds Pumps and fellow ITT Industries subsidiary Flotronex, Inc. – together with a group of engineers – donated and installed several pump packages that will be used for irrigation and to maintain the level of a small lake at the camp located in Level Cross, North Carolina.
Brian Collier, Executive Director of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, said the Petty family “is extremely excited about the Goulds Pumps and Flotronex donation because landscaping is extremely important to them. A reliable and efficient irrigation system is crucial to our landscaping needs. Landscaping helps establish the fun, creative and empowering feeling they want when the kids arrive.”
“We owe a debt of gratitude to the FitzBradshaw Racing team for introducing Victory Junction to Goulds Pumps,” Collier said. Financial contributions and equipment donations worth millions of dollars represent a sizeable part of what companies and individuals have done for the kids camp developed to honor Adam Petty, who was 19-years-old when he died in a crash during practice for a NASCAR race.
Don Radford, Director of Motorsports Programs at Goulds Pumps said, “It’s the nature of the project itself – and the nature of who it represents” that has prompted such an outpouring of support for the camp. “We all want to help these chronically ill kids,” Radford said. “But this is also an opportunity to help the Petty family work through this difficult time.”
The camp is the seventh in a network of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps for chronically ill children originally begun by actor Paul Newman. Other camps are located in Connecticut, Florida, New York, California, Ireland and France.
Each week of the summer, up to 125 kids aged seven to 15-years-old take over the brightly-colored cabins and facilities, for fishing, swimming, horse-back riding and dozens of fun-filled activities. Some even have the chance to play and pretend in Adam’s Race Shop – a giant car-shaped facility filled with race simulators and other racing-oriented games. “We’re pleased and honored to be able to play even a minor role in the camp’s success,” Radford said.
About ITT Industries
ITT Industries, Inc. (www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $5.63 billion in 2003 sales and employs approximately 39,000 people around the world. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.
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