Tim Tuttle: Junior lends big hand to Petty family's Victory Junction charity

Mar 4, 2010 Full story: SI.com 27

Dale Earnhardt Jr. became the latest member of the Victory Junction Founders this week, committing to donate $1 million through his foundation to the camp started by Kyle and Pattie Petty in Randleman, N.C., for children six through 16 with serious medical conditions.

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24and48

Sioux City, IA

#1 Mar 20, 2010
way to go junebug''''

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#2 Mar 20, 2010
He may not be the world's greatest driver but he's like Smoke and a lot of the other NASCAR family, he's got a big heart for other people and a willingness to do what he can.
Anonymous

Montebello, CA

#3 Mar 20, 2010
I concede that this is a truely good thing that Jr is doing. There I said it, happy now?
Other Peoples Money

Trumbull, CT

#4 Mar 21, 2010
Whoyakidding wrote:
He may not be the world's greatest driver but he's like Smoke and a lot of the other NASCAR family, he's got a big heart for other people and a willingness to do what he can.
Big deal it's not his his money, Jr makes about 40 million a year for doing nothing, he should give at least 10 million out of his own pocket.

“smoke”

Since: Dec 07

Life is short, be nice!

#5 Mar 21, 2010
Other Peoples Money wrote:
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Big deal it's not his his money, Jr makes about 40 million a year for doing nothing, he should give at least 10 million out of his own pocket.
For all the crap he puts up with from freaky people that idolize him (I truely think he wishes they wouldn't)He derves to keep some of it!

Good job JR.
Carolyn

Erie, PA

#6 Mar 21, 2010
Other Peoples Money wrote:
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Big deal it's not his his money, Jr makes about 40 million a year for doing nothing, he should give at least 10 million out of his own pocket.
I was waiting for some a##hole to come on here and have something negative to say about Jr.'s gift. The same is said about Tony when he gives his money away, that it's for publicity and a write-off. Some people are so damn unhappy with their lives that they always find a negative in the good those drivers do. Get a life, you idiot.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#7 Mar 21, 2010
Other Peoples Money wrote:
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Big deal it's not his his money, Jr makes about 40 million a year for doing nothing, he should give at least 10 million out of his own pocket.
Whose money is he giving away if it isn't his, Dumbass? He shouldn't be expected to give away anymore than HE wants to. It doesn't matter whether he makes 40 million or 40 thousand, what's his is his.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#8 Mar 21, 2010
So, now people are complaining because he didn't give enough money to help them???? Geesh, he could've been a Scrooge and horded it all but instead he made a very generous contribution and he's still getting crap about it. If you folsk think he should have donated more, why don't you send in some of YOUR rusty money??????
justafan

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Mar 22, 2010
tax write off
Other Peoples Money

Trumbull, CT

#10 Mar 22, 2010
Come on Jr stop being such a cheapskate and donate some of your own unearned money.
Carolyn

Erie, PA

#11 Mar 22, 2010
justafan wrote:
tax write off
I see another a##hole has come out of the woodwork.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#12 Mar 22, 2010
Carolyn wrote:
<quoted text>I see another a##hole has come out of the woodwork.
Wonder how much money the A holes have donated. Of course nothing but they can run off at the mouth.
jrw

Glen Burnie, MD

#13 Mar 22, 2010
How sweet, this is what makes these guys so special! All the things they do for others.

Since: Aug 07

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#14 Mar 22, 2010
jrw wrote:
How sweet, this is what makes these guys so special! All the things they do for others.
I think it was very kind and generous of him too. I have missed you JRW.
jenn

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Mar 22, 2010
jr's a good guy..been saying it for years!
Other Peoples Money

Florham Park, NJ

#16 Mar 23, 2010
The Petty's are also loaded, if they think Victory Junction is such a worthy cause they should fund the place 100% and stop trying to squeeze money out of their fans.
Carolyn

Harmonsburg, PA

#17 Mar 23, 2010
Other Peoples Money wrote:
The Petty's are also loaded, if they think Victory Junction is such a worthy cause they should fund the place 100% and stop trying to squeeze money out of their fans.
Are you a fan of the Petty's? And, how much have you given them?
jrw

Glen Burnie, MD

#18 Mar 23, 2010
Other Peoples Money wrote:
The Petty's are also loaded, if they think Victory Junction is such a worthy cause they should fund the place 100% and stop trying to squeeze money out of their fans.
Why not think of how great this helps the children.
Bet if you were one of those children you may think different than ya do now. jmo
jrw

Glen Burnie, MD

#19 Mar 23, 2010
Angii wrote:
<quoted text>I think it was very kind and generous of him too. I have missed you JRW.
Hi Angii, yes is it a very generous thing they do.
Other Peoples Money

Florham Park, NJ

#20 Mar 23, 2010
Carolyn wrote:
<quoted text>Are you a fan of the Petty's? And, how much have you given them?
Zero, I only donate to local charities with low overheard.

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