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Goodguys and Austin Hatcher Foundation Join Forces for Third Year to Fight Pediatric Cancer



Goodguys Rod and Custom Association and The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer have partnered again in 2017 to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for patients, survivors and their families. The partnership will provide the Foundation with opportunities to educate both children and adults about healthy lifestyles that prevent cancer, as well as provide much-needed therapies, in a variety of cities throughout the United States.   This year, the Austin Hatcher Foundation is proudly commemorating its 10 year anniversary.  During the first decade, they have provided services to approximately 70,000 children and their family members across 28 states and 38 hospitals.

Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, the Pleasanton, Calif.-based producer of some of world’s most dynamic automotive events for more than three decades, will work in conjunction with the Foundation at several Goodguys shows during 2017. Association members and show attendees will have opportunities to contribute to the effort through donations, donating upon purchase at the Goodguys merchandise locations and participation in the “AutoCross for Kids”, as well as through volunteering for some of the program’s initiatives.

The AutoCross for Kids will offer Goodguys car show attendees opportunities at selected shows a chance to ride with Pro AutoCross competitors on a specially-prepared closed performance AutoCross course in exchange for a specified donation to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. The AutoCross for Kids promotion will be held on 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 kick off at the season opening Goodguys 8th Spring Nationals, March 10-12 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ and be held at several events throughout the Goodguys 2017 event schedule.

More information can be found at the AutoCross for Kids land landing page or at