The 19th annual Kyle Petty Ride Across America kicks off in Coeur d'Alene Saturday to help raise funds for chronically sick children.
The event started 19 years ago to raise money for Victory Junction a camp and medical facility started by the Petty family after Kyle's son passed away in 2000 in a racing accident.
Today it takes about $2,500 to send one kid to camp and one look at a long line of fans out to meet Petty and you'll find that might be something Spokane is ready to help out with.
On Friday morning Kyle Petty was up bright and early at Krispy Kreme; the doughnut chain has done a lot to help support his cause.
"We've had a ton of kids from this area come to camp because of Krispy Kreme," Petty explained. "They've raised millions of dollars for us, so we asked people to go out and buy a doughnut and get a cup of coffee in the morning. Nothing is better than a hot Krispy Kreme."
Victory Junction isn't just a camp; it's a place sick kids can go for fun and treatment.
"We have a full time doctor, full time nurses there, the camp goes year round, it's totally free to all the kids that come," Petty said.