AutoCross for Kids Program returns for the Goodguys 2016 season!


The AutoCross for Kids Program returns for the 2016 season!! Goodguys Rod and Custom Association and The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will continue their partnership to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for patients, survivors and their families. The partnership will provide the Foundation with opportunities to educate both children and adults about healthy lifestyles that prevent cancer, as well as provide much-needed therapies, in a variety of cities throughout the United States.

The AutoCross for Kids will offer Goodguys car show attendees opportunities at selected shows a chance to ride with Pro AutoCross competitors on a specially-prepared closed performance AutoCross course in exchange for a suggested $20 donation to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. The AutoCross for Kids promotion will be held on Fridays and Sundays at select events.

During each event weekend, the Foundation also will partner with a local hospital to bring its innovative Diversionary Therapy program to children and families in the pediatric oncology units. The program is designed to help patients, survivors and their families enjoy leisure time by building and racing the Foundation’s pinewood derby cars, in the process offering a simple but effective diversion from the challenges presented by pediatric cancer.

“We are overwhelmed at the support Goodguys has demonstrated throughout the 2015 event season,”Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn said. “They have offered up these amazing events, and continue to look for new ways to help. They have really rallied to support our cause. We areextremely thankful for the support of the Goodguys staff, participants, sponsors and AutoCross drivers in 2015. We are looking forward to the new events in 2016 and providing fundraising and diversionary therapy to the families we serve.”

The AutoCross for Kids program will kick off at our season opening event, the 7th Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ and will be held at select events throughout the season.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for AutoCross for Kids updates!