CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2019) - The annual ‘CELLARbration’ wine tasting and fundraising event for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is set for this Friday, March 1, at The Wheelhouse in Chattanooga.
The CELLARbration will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $40 each and only 150 will be sold for this unique event that turns a night of wine tasting into a competition, with the winner taking home a new “cellar” of wine valued at more than $1,200. This event will benefit the foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for young patients and their family members.
The event will be held at The Wheelhouse (1216 E. Main Street) who is supporting the event alongside many local businesses including Chili Pepper Ranch, Hennen’s, EPB Fiber Optics, Cyclebar, Four Bridges Family Dentistry, Brewer Media, Steve & Cathy Snyder, Athens Distributing Company of Tennessee, Plainview Outdoor Advertising, Entercom, HealthScope Magazine and CityScope Magazine.
The third Industrial Arts Therapy automotive build put on by the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer was a success. On Feb. 16, 2019, the children and foundation staff made progress on the vehicle by adding chrome door handles, wiring the lights, test fitting bumpers and luggage racks, turning the cold air return on, and installing a winch. These alterations test the children’s team building skills, cognitive function, and motor skills, all while provoking a passion for learning that helps patients recover physically, mentally and socially after treatment.
The third build day was held at Truck N’ Trailer USA, who has graciously provided space for the foundation’s multiple Industrial Arts Therapy projects. During this build, the children were able to accomplish many modifications thanks to generous donations made by Rugged Ridge, Milwaukee Tools, Gear Wrench, Chicago Pneumatic and Wizards.
Rugged Ridge provided the Nautic Winch, which will allow for extra pulling power up to 12...
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer offers an innovative drumming therapy program at Children’s of Alabama, which allows young patients to express themselves through playing the drums and receive therapy at the same time.
Amy Jo Osborn and Jackson Love were named Hamilton County’s winners of the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards. They were honored yesterday along with winners from other Tennessee Counties at the Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards Program in Franklin, TN.
According to state generated statistics, 1.6 million Tennessee volunteers give more than 137 million hours of service, contributing the equivalent of $3.3 billion to Tennessee’s economy. They are the backbone of our great state giving their time and talents to fulfill needs; they truly embody the spirit of giving. We were honored to have both of these outstanding volunteers represent Hamilton County!
Adult Winner: Amy Jo Osborn, Austin Hatcher Foundation
Hamilton County’s Austin Hatcher Foundation co-founder and President Amy Jo Osborn is our adult winner for the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.
Amy Jo serves the foundation with a minimum of 40 volunteer hours per week. Under her leadership, the Foundation improve...
During the recent Rolex 24 At DAYTONA sports-car racing weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer presented its third annual Humanitarian Award to Corvette Racing, in recognition of its efforts throughout 2018 in helping the foundation provide essential services to young cancer patients and their families.
Corvette Racing is long-established as one of sports car racing’s premier organizations, competing in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). The Austin Hatcher Foundation is an official “IMSA Proud Charity.”
Accepting the award was Corvette Racing Program manager Doug Fehan, an ardent supporter of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. A number of times in recent years, the foundation has partnered with Corvette Racing for at-track fundraising auctions of racing-related memorabilia, photographs and paintings.
Oftentimes, Fehan himself has volunteered to serve as the impromptu auctioneer for those auctions. In addition, Corvette R...