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...
Vehicle was Donated to Foundation by Mt. View Auto, Built with Donated Parts from OMIX-ADA
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2018) – One of the most unique and inspiring Industrial Arts Therapy programs undertaken by the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has reached a highly successful conclusion. A 2017 HURST Jeepster Commando, modified by pediatric cancer patients, recently raised more than $150,000 at the Dallas Fall Leake Auto Auction in Dallas Market Hall.
The Jeep, which was donated by Mt. View Auto Group in Chattanooga, was painstakingly modified earlier this year with patients and their families serving as the main constructors. Truck ‘N Trailers USA in Chattanooga hosted the build-out sessions while all parts were donated by Omix-ADA, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesale-only company with a full line of Jeep parts and accessories.
Prior to being transported to Dallas, the Jeep was displayed a...