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...
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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...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 15, 2018) – EMJ Corporation’s first-time involvement in the “Hatch’s Giving Tree,” an annual fundraising initiative benefiting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, has resulted in cash and gift donations totaling nearly $2,000.
EMJ Chief Operating Officer Doug Martin presented Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn and Family Service Coordinator Abriana Busbee with the donations on Jan. 12 at EMJ’s Chattanooga, Tennessee headquarters.
“The Austin Hatcher Foundation is a phenomenal organization that provides a unique service to those impacted by pediatric cancer,” said Doug Martin, COO, EMJ Corporation. “On behalf of our people, we are honored to assist this organization in its important and life-changing work.”
Employees at EMJ offices were able to choose an ornament from office Christmas trees and fulfill donation requests listed on t...
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...
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...