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TRG And ALMS Raise $5,300 To Benefit Austin Hatcher Charity
Posted by: newsla on Sep 06, 2012 - 05:38 PM
American Le Mans Series News
TRG And ALMS Raise $5,300 To Benefit Austin Hatcher Charity

The Racer's Group and the American Le Mans Series hosted a live and silent auction that raised a record $5,300 to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer at the Baltimore Grand Prix.


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The auction consisted of actual racecar parts, driver uniforms, exclusive VIP passes and select Baltimore sports memorabilia. Sixty fans entered bids on one of kind memorabilia making this auction the largest of the season. So far this year the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón has teamed up with seven teams from the series to raise a total of $22,000.

"It's exciting to see the friendly rivalry between the American Le Mans Series teams in building each race's auction for the Austin Hatcher Foundation to be bigger and better than the last," said Scott Atherton, president of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. "The group from TRG can truly be proud of their determination to reach a new high mark for monies raised for an at-track AHF auction. All the effort couldn't be for a better cause. It's great to see our teams join the Series in supporting the families dealing with pediatric cancer and the great work done by the Austin Hatcher Foundation."

"It not only was a great honor to be asked to do the auction at Baltimore, but it was really amazing the way everyone involved stepped up to help break records for this incredible foundation," said Kevin Buckler, TRG team owner. "Jim Osborn and his team did an awesome job, and he has to be proud as the founder of such a great charity. TRG is proud to have played its part, and I want to thank everyone including the local guys with Team Baltimore Racing for their support. And then to pull off a win in the race, well, let's just say the weekend was complete."

"We are extremely grateful to have partnerships like The Racer's Group and the American Le Mans Series," said Jim Osborn, Board Chair of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. "It is partnerships like this that allow us to provide services for families dealing with the effects of pediatric cancer."

If you would like to join The Racer's Group and American Le Mans Series and make a contribution to support the Austin Hatcher Foundation, you can text HATCH to 501501 or donate online at www.hatcherfoundation.org/donate/.

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