Nehlen was born a healthy little boy in April 2006. His mom
requested a special quilted afghan of his future football
team's logo the flying WV.
Nehlen's sepecial requested quilted afghan was made by
our group owner, Roger
In June of 2004, Victory Junction Gang Camp proudly opened its
doors! The Camp was founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty, in honor
of their son Adam. In 1999, after participating in a motorcycle
ride to Camp Boggy Creek in Florida, the Petty family felt inspired
to build a camp in North Carolina.
Surrounded by beautiful hardwood forests, Victory Junction
Gang Camp is located in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.
The Camp was built on 72 acres that were generously donated
by Richard and Lynda Petty. Victory Junction Gang Camp has a
racing theme with the sights, sounds, look and feel of a race
track! The Camp is comprised of 33 buildings, including the
Goody's Body Shop medical center, the Hendrick Motor sports
Fuel Stop dining hall, the Silver Theater, the Kyle Petty Charity
Ride Across America water park, Adam's Race Shop, the
Michael Waltrip Operation Marathon Sports Center, Jessie's
Horse Power Garage and much more!
The Victory Junction Gang Camp is a member of the Association
of Hole in the Wall Camps. Actor Paul Newman started the first
camp, the Hole in the Wall Gang, in 1988 and has been a driving
force in the Association ever since.
Victory Junction Gang Camp operates solely on the donations of
wonderful corporations, organizations and individuals. Children
that attend Victory Junction would not otherwise be able to
attend a camp because of their medical needs.
Victory Junction is a year-round camp that serves children, ages
7 to 15, with a variety of health issues. During the summer we
offer week long disease specific sessions with up to 125 kids
per session. During the Fall, Winter and Spring we offer family
weekends with up to 32 families per weekend.
The children we serve may have any of the following health
arthritis, asthma, cancer, epilepsy, hemophilia, immunology
deficiencies/HIV, sickle cell disease, spina bifida,
gastrointestinal disease, heart disease, kidney disease, liver
neurological disease, skin disease, burn survivors, cystic
fibrosis, diabetes, autism, craniofacial anomalies, physical
disabilities, kids on vents, transverse myelitis.
"Click On Image to visit the Victory
Junction Gang Camp home page."
Dear Visitors: Please note that Afghans Etc., is currently being redesigned. Please be patient as we undergo a new change. We are still a very active group but we haven't updated our
pages in quite a long time. We will be doing a complete redesign and adding new pictures, new charities and more new pages. So please revisit often and watch our progress.
Afghans Etc. Team
|Our group was started in 2008, after the owner, Roger was involved in
another charity project. After some coaching from his fellow crochet
buddies, Afghans Etc. For Charity was born.
The goal of our group is to brighten the lives of children with cancer,
and to put smiles on their little faces. All in all we are here to help all
children, spreading happiness and touching their lives if only for a
moment. After all it's about the children. But as the years went by we
decided that there were others out there that needed our help. So now
we included ALL that are in need of our help.
Roger, owner and founder of Afghans Etc., and has been crocheting for
over 40 years. His mother was a major influence in his learning to
crochet. Although his first attempt to learn failed but he was
determined. So he later went out and bought a book, "Teach Yourself
To Crochet", and taught himself to crochet. Roger can make anything
crocheted from a pattern and has on occasion made his own patterns.
So with the help and support of his friends and peers he continues to
crochet and run his Yahoo group and helps manage this website.
Here at Afghans Etc all the crocheted items are made and donated to
various organizations. Some of which include the Victory Junction Gang
Camp in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. The Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation in South Dakota. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in
Memphis, Tennessee. The Dorothy Day House in Memphis, Tennessee.
Roger is always looking for and adding to his growing list of charities
(see our Charities Page for a full list). If there is a child/person in need
Roger will be there with hook in hand and yarn by his side crocheting
So if this sounds like something you would like to do and be a part of we
will love to have you. Young and old, male and female, all are welcome.
So get you're yarn and grab your hook, and let's get to crocheting for
" Touching Lives One Child At A Time"
Owner & Founder