.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Donates $50,000 to Victory Junction
RESTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) proudly announced its pledge to donate $50,000 to Victory Junction, a year-round camp founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. PIR along with GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain name registrations and net-new SSL Certificates, are set to present a combined donation of $100,000 to Kyle Petty at the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sun. Nov. 13, 2011.
“PIR is proud to support Victory Junction, a unique organization that aims to better the lives of ailing children by providing a safe, fun, and valuable outdoors experience,” said Brian Cute, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry. “At PIR, we’re always looking for ways to recognize the many organizations promoting their causes on a .ORG website and through our partnership with GoDaddy.com and NASCAR, we are able to do just that.”
PIR joins GoDaddy.com in this contribution to Victory Junction as a part of the companies’ ongoing sponsorship with NASCAR. Victory Junction invites children from all around the world to experience a fun, exciting camping experience in a safe and medically-sound environment. Victory Junction offers programs specific to 24 disease groups and operates solely through the support of donors.
“Donors are what make this program work,” said NASCAR driver Mark Martin, who drives the GoDaddy.com No. 5 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and supports Victory Junction. “We appreciate tech leaders like GoDaddy.com and The Public Interest Registry who step up to make a difference to help these children. That’s what it’s all about!”
For more information about Victory Junction, please visit: www.VictoryJunction.org. For more information on the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series at Phoenix International Raceway, please visit http://www.nascar.com/races/tracks/pir/.
About .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry empowers the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively and, concurrently, takes a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and related issues. The .ORG domain is the Internet’s third largest “generic” or non-country specific top-level domain with more than 9 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, was founded by the Internet Society in 2002. It is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS. Victory Junction offers programs for 24 disease groups and maintains strong relationships with over 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous donors to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families.
About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans, as well as website design and hosting packages. Go Daddy has a broad array of cloud-based products and services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce website hosting, blog software, search engine optimization utilities, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group has more than 50 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers more than one domain name every second of every day. GoDaddy.com is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to Tier1 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Winter 2011) and is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. In 2010, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.
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