Mobil 1/Chevrolet Performance Silverado On Display At Mountain View Chevrolet, Raising Awareness of Austin Hatcher Foundation

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  • Truck To Be Displayed At Dealership Through Sept. 2

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.(Aug. 26, 2015) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer found a way to make a great thing even better this year.

Many of the foundation’s popular “Diversionary Therapy” visits to children’s hospitals have featured an exotic, “tricked out” Chevrolet Silverado for young patients and their families to enjoy. Starting Tuesday, the Silverado will be available for viewing at Mountain View Chevrolet in Chattanooga, remaining on display until Sept. 2.

The stunning, red-and-black Silverado is the focal piece in the Mobil 1/Chevrolet Performance Silverado #AdventureMobile Project that debuted at this year’s 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The project entails a total of 17 appearances by the Silverado, a 14,000-mile journey that is raising awareness of the Chattanooga-based Austin Hatcher Foundation. The Silverado also is part of a popular recurring episode on MAVTV’s “Two Guys Garage” hit program, which features a number of new parts being installed on the Silverado including new wheels, tires, fender flares and roof-mounted lights. The truck will be exhibited at the annual SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention center, set this year for Nov. 3-6

The truck – which was on display last week at the International Motor Sports Association sports car event at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia – has become a prime addition to the foundation’s Diversionary Therapy hospital visit program which is designed to give children and their families a much-needed respite from the arduous, daily challenges caused by a battle against cancer. Many of the visits involve professional race car drivers who help the children build and race the foundation’s signature Pinewood Derby cars.

In addition, Mountain View Chevrolet is one of five Mountain View Auto group dealerships participating in the foundation’s “Hatch’s Hero” fundraising campaign. Through Sept. 30, the dealerships are donating five dollars for every car sold, with a goal of $10,000.

All money raised through the “Hatch’s Hero” campaign will go toward funding services for children battling pediatric cancer and their families. The campaign – and the foundation – is named for Austin Hatcher Osborn, the infant son of Amy Joe and Jim Osborn who died in 2006 due to pediatric cancer.