MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 27, 2006) – The Members Club at Grande Dunes and the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes will host the inaugural Burroughs and Chapin Charity Golf Tournament October 17-18, 2006. The tournament will benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a year round facility which enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. Victory Junction Gang Camp is supported by the NASCAR Foundation.

The Burroughs and Chapin Golf Tournament begins Tuesday, October 17, with the opportunity for participants and guests to meet celebrities, business leaders and other golfers during the “Mingle at the Tiki Bar” party at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes from 7 to 10 p.m. On Wednesday, October 18, the captain’s choice tournament tees off with a 12 p.m. shotgun start at the Members Club at Grande Dunes, the Myrtle Beach area’s newest private course co-designed by PGA Hall of Fame inductee Nick Price and award-winning architect Craig Schreiner. After golf, participants will gather at the clubhouse for an awards ceremony and check presentation.

 “Burroughs & Chapin Company is excited about this new golf tournament to benefit Victory Junction Gang Camp. We encourage others in our local and surrounding communities to show their support as well,” said Burroughs & Chapin Company Board Chairman J. Egerton Burroughs. “Victory Junction Gang Camp has helped so many children living with life-threatening illnesses and their families cope through very difficult times. We hope the proceeds raised from this new event will help to enhance the wonderful and necessary impact that the Victory Junction Gang Camp can have on others in the near future and long-term.”

Corporations can register for one of three sponsorships and receive recognition as a sponsor; identification on all tournament collateral material; one, two or three teams in the golf tournament; invitations to the “Mingle at the Tiki Bar” party; one night lodging at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes or the Myrtle Beach Marriott for each golfer; and a deluxe gift package for each participant.

Kyle and Pattie Petty created Victory Junction to honor their son Adam and to help children with serious illnesses relax, make new friends with similar illnesses and experience the fun and memories of summer camp. “We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting event and hope it will give many deserving children and families a once in a lifetime camping experience,” said Kyle and Pattie Petty. “We truly appreciate everyone’s efforts to make this charity golf tournament a success.”

For more information about the tournament or to register as a corporate sponsor, contact Jamie Goebel at (843) 315-0328 or Jamie.Goebel@burroughs-chapin.com.

About the Victory Junction Gang
Founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie in honor of their late son Adam, the Victory Junction Gang Camp is a year-round facility serving children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.  The children, primarily from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, are between the ages of 7 and 15.  Victory Junction’s 72-acre site has 32 buildings, including a dining hall, water park, Adam’s Race Shop, theater, equestrian center, medical center and 16 camper cabins.  For each of 9 weeks during the summer, children suffering from similar medical issues gather to kick back, relax and have some fun.  Campers may also participate in family weekends during the spring and fall.  Personal stories of struggle and triumph are shared by campers in an atmosphere where they are safe, respected and loved. 

The Victory Junction Gang Camp, a charity supported by the NASCAR Foundation, opened its doors to campers on June 20, 2004 and is free to children and their families.   For more information, please visit www.victoryjunction.org.