June 12, 2019

HURST Jeepster Commando Built by Pediatric Cancer Patients Raises $225,000 After Two Trips to Auction

Jeep Sold at Leake Auto Auction in Tulsa, where it raised an additional $75,000

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 12, 2019) - The Tulsa Leake Auto Auction at the River Spirit Expo came to a notable close this past weekend as a 2017 HURST Jeepster Commando was sold for a prodigious $75,000. The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer worked with pediatric cancer patients to assemble and modify this exact Jeep through their Industrial Arts Therapy program.

The patients and their families utilized parts donated by Omix-ADA to dramatically modify the Jeep that was graciously donated to the foundation’s Industrial Arts Therapy program by Mt. View Auto Group in Chattanooga. The build events were hosted by family-owned Truck ‘N Trailers USA in Chattanooga and gave children a chance to boost their creativity, learn new skills, practice therapy exercises, and most importantly, have fun.

Prior to the...

November 7, 2018

  • Auction at Leake Auction in Dallas Market Hall at “No-Reserve”

  • DP Brands Authorized “One of One” HURST Jeep Commando

  • Created by Children and Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer as Part of Their Recovery

  • Build Supported by Mt. View Automotive Group, Rugged Ridge/OMIX-ADA, Wastegate Technologies, Wizards Products, BFGoodrich and Truck ‘N Trailers USA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2018) – The first vehicle created as part of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s unique  recovery therapies will be crossing the block at Lot 9001 on Nov. 17 at the Dallas Fall Leake Auto Auction held at the Dallas Market Hall in Dallas. The DP Brands authorized one-of-one 2017 HURST Jeep Commando will sell at “no-reserve” with 100% of the money raised returning to the foundation to support recovery therapies.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation is noted for innovation and uniqueness when it comes to fundraising.

“This project certainly keeps that tradition going,” said Austin Hatch...

July 3, 2018

Article by: Tyler Coolidge 

Training Tomorrow’s Heroes

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in their life is a hero to me.” ― Fred Rogers

When it comes to turning wrenches on a Jeep, too many people would write it off as dirty, knuckle-busting work. While this conclusion is more than substantiated, it fully dismisses the larger truth that hard work, and in this case mechanical work, can be nothing short of good medicine.

In the foothills of southern Tennessee, there is an organization that really “gets it”. The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has made it their mission to not only erase the effects of childhood cancer but to optimize the quality of life for these kids as they experience the impact of diagnosis and as they brave the trials of their ongoing treatment. The Foundation has found a way to give these kids and their families a valuable tool with which to fight those daily battles- best of all, it’s a tool that already lies within them. They only need to learn...

April 2, 2018

The JEEP Commando has some huge changes this past weekend as the BFGoodrich 35in KM3 Tires were installed!  Other items that were added were the Rugged Ridge Skid Plate, Front Rotors, Front Headlights and Turn Signal Guards, Tailgate Guards, Off Road Jack Mount and much more!!

If you are in Chattanooga and want to come help us with the build, please reach out to us...we would love to have you join us. Email ahfinfo@hatcherfoundation.org

January 9, 2018

  •  Mtn. View Donating New Jeep that Will Be Modified, Auctioned in 2019

  •  Young Cancer Patients and Their Families Will Participate in Jeep Build-out

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2018) –  With the assistance of several key partners, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is starting 2018 with the latest in a series of unique fundraising initiatives that will also increase awareness of the foundation both regionally and nationally.

The initiative starts with invaluable help from a longtime friend of the foundation – Mtn. View Auto Group in Chattanooga. That organization has donated a new 2017 Jeep Wrangler that will undergo considerable modifications to prepare it for a series of foundation-related appearances this year.

All parts for the project are being donated by Omix-ADA, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesale-only company with a full line of Jeep parts and accessories. Omix-ADA is based in Suwanee, Georgia and has been a longtime...

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Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 

1705 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN  37404


phone: 423.243.3471    fax: 423-498-3581