Auctions to Benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation Set for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Auctions to be held amid Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Weekend
Foundation bringing Diversionary Therapy program to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 1, 2018) – This week’s theme is maximum visibility at Mid-Ohio for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, with a variety of activities integral to the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
The storied and scenic Mid-Ohio circuit is the fourth stop on the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, offering a unique setting for several fundraising auctions that will benefit the foundation, an official “Proud Charity of IMSA (International Motor Sports Association).
The auction schedule:
Friday: Silent Auction, Cadillac Corral
Saturday,4:00p.m.: Auction of live Roger Warrick painting, Porscheplatz/Porsche Club of America area
Auction Facilitates Expanded Awareness of Foundation’s Battle Against Pediatric Cancer
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 12, 2018) – Serving as an official “Proud Charity” for the International Motorsports Association (IMSA) will afford a special benefit this weekend for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, with visibility at the famed Long Beach, California street circuit.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation will partner with the Cadillac Corral for a fundraising auction at noon on Saturday, amid the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix, the third race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. As part of the activities, well-known motorsports-themed artist Bill Patterson will produce a “live” painting to be auctioned. Patterson, known as a “motionsports” artist, is the official artist for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. He also is a frequent contributor to fundraising events throughout the United States for the Austin Hatcher Foundat...
Award Presented for Outstanding Volunteer Service Benefiting Foundation in 2017
Award Announced During Rolex 24 At Daytona Weekend
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2018) – Ricky Taylor and Jordan Taylor, reigning co-champions of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, have been named co-recipients of the second annual Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian Award. The award results from the Taylor’s outstanding volunteer efforts for the foundation throughout 2017.
Joey Hand, driver with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, was the winner of the inaugural award last year. In 2017, the Taylors made of a number of appearances at foundation events, including visiting children’s medical facilities in IMSA race markets. Their latest volunteer effort came last October when they visited the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s new Education Advancement Center (EAC) in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. During that visit the Taylors assisted young cancer patients in...
Slate Begins With Diversionary Therapy Visit to Speediatrics Children’s Unit
Spirit of Daytona Sports Car Drivers to Participate in Hospital Visit
Five Fundraising Auctions During Event Weekend
Austin Hatcher Foundation 2017 Humanitarian Award to be Announced Saturday
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2018) – Another motorsports season means a fast start to a new year for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, with Daytona International Speedway – “The World Center of Racing” – as a high-profile backdrop amid the excitement of the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car endurance classic.
The Rolex 24 is the first race of 2018 for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), North America’s premier sports car sanctioning body. The Austin Hatcher Foundation is an official “Proud Charity” of IMSA.
The foundation has scheduled a number of activities for this week, with the goals of raising funds and increasing awareness about its mission to eras...
Austin Hatcher Foundation Presents Founder Club Member Award to IMSA
· Relationship Dates to 2009, Resulting in Nearly $2.5 Million in Contributions to Foundation
· Award Presented to IMSA President Scott Atherton During ‘Roar Before The Rolex 24’ at Daytona
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2018) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer recognized one its most important longtime partners today, presenting the Founder Club Member Award to the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). The presentation was made at iconic Daytona International Speedway during the “Roar Before the Rolex 24” test sessions held prior to IMSA’s season-opening sports car event, the Jan. 27-28 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Amy Jo Osborn, co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation, presented the award to IMSA President Scott Atherton in recognition of the sanctioning body’s assistance in generating nearly $2.5 million in contributions to the foundation from 2009-2017. That span started during...