Press Release | Mar 11, 2024

Austin Hatcher Foundation Travels to Florida for 72nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring IMSA Race and Hospital Visit with Team TGM

By The Austin Hatcher Foundation
By The Austin Hatcher Foundation
Austin Hatcher Foundation Travels to Florida for 72nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring IMSA Race and Hospital Visit with Team TGM
  • Diversionary Therapy visit Tuesday to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital with Team TGM
  • Live paintings and auction from world-renowned motion sports artist Bill Patterson to benefit families facing pediatric cancer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 11, 2024) - It’s a full week filled with a hospital visit, sports car racing, fundraising, and more for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, as the nonprofit foundation heads back to the famous Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Cadillac, for the 2024 WeatherTech Championship Series. The Foundation will be present at Sebring International Speedway for multiple live and silent auctions.

The weekend endurance racing event features top drivers competing in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The signature race, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Cadillac, will take place on Saturday, March 16, from 9:40 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. with 12 straight hours of racing around Sebring International Raceway. For those unable to attend, the race is available to stream on USA Network at 4:30 P.M. ET.

On Tuesday, the Austin Hatcher Foundation, along with Team TGM team owner Ted Giovanis and driver Hugh Plumb, will head to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital for a Diversionary Therapy visit. During this visit, they will be engaging with children who have pediatric cancer, helping them build, decorate, and race derby cars. This visit is among several that the Foundation has made to children's medical facilities nationwide. These Diversionary Therapy visits provide interactive and specialized activities for young patients and their families.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation is an official “Proud Charity of IMSA,” a dynamic partnership that enables a season-long series of opportunities for the Foundation to raise funds and awareness at well-known motorsports events held at iconic racing facilities. Representatives of the Foundation travel to IMSA races and partner with racing teams to create awareness and ​spread the mission of the Foundation: erasing the effects of pediatric cancer for the entire family.

Bill Patterson, a world-renowned motion sports artist who consistently donates his time and work to help the Foundation raise funds through his famous race car paintings, will appear this weekend preparing multiple paintings for live auctions in various fan-favorite areas.

On Friday, March 15, Patterson will be in the:

  • Sebring Corvette Corral: 9 a.m. start, 10:15 a.m. auction.
  • Sebring Celebrity Cruises Luxury Lounge:  4:30 p.m. start, 6:00 p.m. auction.

On Saturday, March 16, Patterson will be in the:

  • Porscheplatz: morning start (time TBD). Stay tuned to the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s social media for updates.
  • Cadillac Corral: 5 p.m. start,  6:30 p.m. auction.

Any fans unable to attend Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring; Presented by Cadillac are still encouraged to get involved and support the Foundation by bidding online to win a silent auction item or event-specific, one-of-a-kind Bill Patterson print copy. Any items won by buyers who are not at the event will be shipped at the buyer’s expense. To view auction items and bid, visit

All funds raised throughout the weekend go directly toward supporting the Austin Hatcher Foundation's mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer. The Foundation provides vital services for families such as Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Neurocognitive Testing, Family Programs, and more at absolutely no cost to entire families for their entire lifetime. To learn more, visit

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