Austin Hatcher Foundation, Goodguys Bring ‘AutoCross For Kids’ to Columbus, Ohio

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Austin Hatcher Foundation, Goodguys Bring ‘AutoCross For Kids’ to Columbus, Ohio

 

  • Ohio Expo Center Site For AutoCross for Kids On July 10th and 12th
  • AHF Kicking Off Columbus Activities With Visit To Nationwide Children’s Hospital

 

Columbus OH.(July 7, 2015) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will co-host another of their new “AutoCross for Kids” fundraising programs on Friday and Sunday (July 10 and July 12) at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

From 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, professional drivers will be giving rides on a challenging AutoCross course, for a suggested minimum donation of $20. Donations will be accepted at the Austin Hatcher Foundation tent adjacent to the AutoCross area.  Sponsors such as RideTech, Detroit Speed, Hilton Polaris Hotel and Race Ramps have joined the AutoCross for Kids program and will be providing gifts to challenge individuals to make large contributions.

The AutoCross event will be held in conjunction with the Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals on Friday-Sunday.

Earlier this year, the Austin Hatcher Foundation and Goodguys, based in Pleasanton, California, announced their partnership aimed at raising funds and awareness for the Foundation mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer on young cancer patients and their families.

The AutoCross rides follow a special Austin Hatcher Foundation visit on Thursday afternoon to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.  The visit will introduce young cancer patients to the Foundation’s Diversionary Therapy initiative designed to give patients and their families a respite from the day-to-day challenges of a battle against cancer, with a day of motorsports-themed fun.  A regular feature of the Foundation’s hospital visits are the building and racing of Pinewood Derby cars, an activity of construction and competition involving patients, siblings and their parents.

 

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