For the third time, Goodguys Rod and Custom Association and The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer have partnered up to raise money and awareness in hopes of erasing the effects of pediatric cancer for patients, survivors and their families. The partnership will help the Foundation educate both children and adults about ways to reduce the risk of cancer, as well as provide much-needed therapies, in numerous cities throughout the USA.
This year marks Austin Hatcher Foundation’s 10 year anniversary. Since their inception, they have provided services to approximately 70,000 children and their families across 28 states and 38 hospitals.
Goodguys Rod and Custom Association will work with the Foundation at several Goodguys shows during 2017. Association members and show attendees will have the chance to contribute to the effort through donations, donating upon purchase at the Goodguys merchandise locations and participation in the “AutoCross for Kids,” and through volunteering for some of the program’s initiatives.
The AutoCross for Kids promotion will offer Goodguys car show attendees opportunities to ride with Pro AutoCross competitors on a closed performance AutoCross course in return for a specified donation to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. This promotion will be held Fridays and Sundays at select events.
“We are overwhelmed at the support Goodguys demonstrated in 2016 and continues to provide the foundation,” Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn said. “They have offered up these amazing events again in 2017, and continue to look for new ways to help. Goodguys is a very special kind of family. And it is a family that has helped us truly build a foundation for the future. The support that the Austin Hatcher Foundation receives through the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has been and will continue to be integral to the success of the Foundation.”
“Goodguys events are family events,” said Marc Meadors, President, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. “The hot rod/car community is a huge family and bringing the Austin Hatcher Foundation into the fold is a win-win for everyone. We had a successful year last with this program and hope to do great things for them this year through the AutoCross for Kids promotion in raising and awareness and funds in the fight against pediatric cancer. Since the Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary, it is more important than ever to support their mission.”
The partnership will commence at the season opening Goodguys 8th Spring Nationals, March 10-12 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ and continue at several events throughout the Goodguys 2017 event schedule.