MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of BC and Goody's powders will notice new packages on the shelves branded with familiar faces and charity logos. The new packaging showcases the support of two charities personally selected by country music superstar Trace Adkins and racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty. For a limited time, you'll find Trace Adkins and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on select boxes of BC, and Richard Petty and Victory Junction on select boxes of Goody's. With each purchase made between January 1 and March 31 of these specially-marked boxes of BC or Goody's, fans of Richard Petty and Trace Adkins will be helping to give back to the organization affiliated with each man and each brand.
The release of the new packages of BC Powder and Goody's Headache Powders is a part of the Pick A Powder campaign (www.pickapowder.com) sponsored by BC and Goody's in which Adkins and Petty have been competing in a friendly rivalry since the summer of 2010. For the campaign, the two celebrities have gone head-to-head in each other's "worlds" to see which one of them experiences the most pain and which brand – between BC Powder and Goody's Headache Powders – has the most loyal users around the country.
"With this charity component of the Pick A Powder campaign, now the loyal fans of BC and Goody's can team up with Team Trace and Team Richard to help the two charities and benefit wounded service members and chronically ill children across the country," said Traci Plate, Powders Brand Manager, GlaxoSmithKline. "This is also a great opportunity for fans of the powders as well as fans of Richard and Trace to purchase limited-edition branded items for keepsakes."
According to Wounded Warrior Project, more than 40,000 of our nation's armed forces have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts. Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury.
"This is a wonderful partnership between BC Powder, Trace Adkins, and Wounded Warrior Project, and a great way for consumers to support our injured servicemen and women," said Adam Silva, Chief Development Officer, Wounded Warrior Project. "Trace Adkins has been a long-time supporter of WWP. Fans of his and ours can now use their purchases to voice their support and make a difference in the lives of our wounded warriors."
Victory Junction (www.victoryjunction.org) is a year-round facility located in Randleman, NC that is committed to providing children with serious and/or ongoing health issues an opportunity to attend camp and enjoy inspiring and rewarding experiences just like any other child. The organization holds a special place for Richard Petty because it was founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of Richard's late grandson and former NASCAR driver, Adam Petty, who had the dream to start a camp. Today Adam's dream lives on in the children who attend Victory Junction as well as the donors and volunteers who help fund and support these life changing experiences.
"It is an honor for our organization to be a part of this campaign in partnership with Goody's Headache Powder and one of our biggest supporters, my grandfather, Richard Petty," said Austin Petty, Executive Vice President, Victory Junction. "Victory Junction strives to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of so many children who need us and now Goody's users can have that same impact for our children for years to come. Camp supports Team Richard all the way!"
Adkins and Petty have both recorded messages in support of the charities that can be found on the Pick A Powder campaign web site. During the first weekend of April at the Goody's Fast Relief 500 in Martinsville, their respective charities will be presented with a check from BC and Goody's to continue their work and missions. For more information, visit www.pickapowder.com.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette® and NicoDerm®CQ®, and Commit®, as well as many medicine cabinet staples -- alli®, Aquafresh®, Sensodyne®, and TUMS® -- which are trademarks owned by and/or licensed to GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies.
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 a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 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 individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org
ABOUT WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Richard Petty Motorsports
Betsy Helgager Hughes
Nicole Allen-Studer, Victory Junction
BLH Consulting, Inc. for BC/Goody’s/GSK
Becky Melvin, Wounded Warrior Project
SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare