Foundation Honors Longtime Supporters Through Two Annual Awards
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Veteran race car driver Ryan Briscoe was named the recipient of the fourth annual Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian Award on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. The award, presented by Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn, honors individuals for their efforts in helping the foundation provide essential services to young cancer patients and their families.
Briscoe’s efforts throughout 2019, when he was a driver for Chip Ganassi Racing, supported the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s official status as a “Proud Charity” of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Those efforts included participation in the foundation’s acclaimed Diversionary Therapy program, which includes visits to children’s hospitals.
Briscoe was heavily involved with the foundation during the 2019 season-ending race, the Motul Petit Le Mans a...
Foundation Begins Another Year As ‘Proud Charity’ of International Motor Sports Association
Four Fundraising Auctions Set for Weekend at Daytona International Speedway
Week in Daytona Beach Begins With Visit to Speediatrics Children’s Unit at Halifax Health
Foundation to Present Annual Humanitarian Award on Thursday
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2020) – This weekend’s Rolex 24 At DAYTONA opens the season not only for Daytona International Speedway and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) but also for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation is continuing its longtime role as an official “Proud Charity” of IMSA and there is no better setting to showcase that relationship than the Rolex 24, North America’s premier sports car event.
“Instant momentum; that’s what this week means to us,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “We are so fortunate to be part of such a huge event of international signifi...
Fundraising Auctions Slated for Friday and Saturday at Famed Road-Racing Circuit
Week Begins With Visit to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2019) – This weekend, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will have its annual premium showcase experience as an official “Proud Charity” for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), during IMSA’s season-ending event, the world-renowned Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.
Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans, one of the top sports car races in North America, is a 10-hour endurance race that wraps up the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. On Friday and Saturday, the Austin Hatcher Foundation will benefit from five fundraising auctions at the raceway, with state-of-the-art sports car racing as the high-speed backdrop. And on Sunday night, at the nearby Chateau Élan Resort & Winery, the foundation will be acknowledged...
At-Track Fundraising Auctions Set for Saturday and Sunday
Foundation Took Its Signature Diversionary Therapy Program to Brenner Children’s Hospital
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2019) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer continues its busy “road racing summer” this week at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Virginia, site of the Michelin GT Challenge.
The event features the production-based GT cars competing in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; IMSA is North America’s premier sports car racing sanctioning body, headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Austin Hatcher Foundation is an official IMSA “Proud Charity of IMSA.” That status enables a season-long series of high-profile opportunities to raise both funds and awareness at well-attended events held at iconic racing facilities.
Those opportunities at race tracks are typically fundraising auctions to benefit the foundation, hosted by various r...
Four At-Track Fundraising Auctions to Benefit Foundation
Foundation’s Diversionary Therapy Program Paying Visit to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 30, 2019) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer proudly returns this week to the famed Road America racing circuit in scenic Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, as an official “Proud Charity” of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).
The foundation will benefit from four fundraising auctions during the weekend, which is highlighted by Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event. Those auctions:
On Friday morning at the Austin Hatcher Foundation tent in the paddock area, a special silent auction will begin, with a 5 p.m. conclusion on Saturday.
At 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the foundation’s tent, the foundation will host a live auction of memorabilia donated by hometown heroes James French with Performance Tech Motorsports and Cooper MacNeil with WeatherTech.