June 26, 2019

  • Soccer Game Set for June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Finley Stadium

  • Austin Hatcher Foundation Spotlighted as CFC’s ‘Cause of the Night’

  • Saturday Game First of Three in 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.  (June 26, 2019) – Expanding on a fundraising concept that has proven highly successful over the last decade, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is partnering with the Chattanooga Football Club (CFC) for a “Kickin’ It For Kids With Cancer” soccer game this Saturday.

Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Finley Stadium as CFC hosts Asheville City FC in the National Premier Soccer League regular season finale. The Austin Hatcher Foundation will have T-shirts and concessions on sale, to raise funds – and awareness of the foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer on young patients and their family members.

The game is part of the CFC’s “Cause of the Night” project that honors a different Chattanooga organization at every home game this season.

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June 25, 2019

  • Famed Road-Racing Circuit, IMSA Event Weekend Backdrops for Fundraising Auctions

  • Corvette Corral, BMW Team RLL to Host Auctions

  • Foundation’s Diversionary Therapy Program Paying Visit to Golisano Children’s Hospital

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 25, 2019) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is heading to upstate New York and the legendary Watkins Glen International road-racing circuit this week, showcasing the foundation’s status as an official “Proud Charity” of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

Watkins Glen International will be the site of Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, one of the premier races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge schedule. “The Glen” is renowned as a mecca of North American sports car racing; it debuted in 1956, carrying on a local tradition that started with two previous circuits that both utilized existing roads in the community for races held from 1948-1955.

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June 14, 2019

  • Chairperson Sara Morosan to Join Campers, Participate in Specialized Activities

  • Visit Showcases Foundation’s Membership in SEMA Cares Family of Charities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 14, 2019) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s long-running relationship with the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) will be spotlighted on Monday when SEMA Cares Chairperson Sara Morosan visits the first day of the foundation’s 2019 Summer Enrichment Camp.

The first of two camp weeks runs Monday-Friday at the foundation’s Education Advancement Center in downtown Chattanooga, with an “Around the World” theme; the second week of camp on July 15-19 will have an “All About Chattanooga” theme.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation, in addition to its 12 years of SEMA membership, has been part of the prestigious SEMA Cares “Family of Charities” since 2015. SEMA Cares provides its members with a forum to act as a collective influence toward making a positive impact beyond the automot...

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.

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June 3, 2019

Fundraising Auction Redux:

Specially Modified Jeep on the Block – Again – to Benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation

  • HURST Jeepster Commando to be Auctioned at Leake Auto Auction in Tulsa

  • Originally Generated $150,000 at Dallas Auction

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 3, 2019) – The HURST Jeepster Commando is the gift that keeps on giving for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

Last year, the specially modified Jeep was auctioned at the Leake Auto Auction in Dallas, with more than $150,000 being donated to the foundation as a result. The Dallas buyer then donated the vehicle back to the foundation, in the hope it could raise even more funds to support the foundation’s mission of erasing the effects of pediatric cancer. Next up: the Leake Auto Auction in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 5-9. The vehicle will go across the block Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. CST. The lot number is 9001.

The Jeep was originally donated to the foundation by Mtn. View Auto Group in Chattanooga, longtime su...

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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