Chattanooga, TN: On Saturday April 9, 2011, Chevrolet celebrated it 100th anniversary by auctioning a brand new 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in West Palm Beach, Florida, with all proceeds benefitting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

The Corvette made its debut on Thursday, April 7 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach and was featured in the Chevrolet 100th Anniversary display, within the GM booth, from Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9. Among the car’s unique features are its F55 Magnetic Ride Control, Carbon Flash Metallic exterior, and Ebony leather-wrapped interior with red stitching. The vehicle’s Satin Black wheels and front seats carry the Chevrolet 100th Anniversary logo.

The car up for auction, a Z06, carries a vin number ending in 000100, meaning it is the 100th 2012 Centennial Corvette to be produced. The auction took place around 4 p.m. EST on Saturday and within a matter of seconds the bidding price had crossed the $100,000 mark, eventually selling for a total of $175,000. In addition to a history-making car, the winning bidder also received a racing experience package from the American Le Mans Series, whose official charity is the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

“The Austin Hatcher Foundation is honored to be a part of Chevrolet’s 100th anniversary celebration” says Dr. James M. Osborn, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board at the Austin Hatcher Foundation, “and we look forward to using this generous donation to make a difference in the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families.”

The auction aired live on the SPEED Channel, where Dr. Osborn had the opportunity to share the mission of the Austin Hatcher Foundation with a national audience.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship. The Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its cancer care center, Hatch’s House of Hope. The Foundation provides all services at no cost to the families. Services are funded solely by the generous donations of its supporters. For more information, visit http://www.hatcherfoundation.org

Hatch’s House of Hope is a landmark pediatric cancer care center providing children and their families with the tools needed to cope and thrive at the onset of pediatric cancer, as well as the skills essential to live meaningful and productive lives as cancer survivors. The comprehensive services offered at no cost to families by Hatch’s include: problem-solving skills training, individual counseling, group counseling, marital counseling, family counseling, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, equine therapy, music therapy, art therapy, academic coaching, cognitive assessment, social skills training, cognitive skills remediation, financial counseling, and diversionary therapy events for family enrichment. Services are provided from diagnosis through treatment, during remission, and into adulthood. For more information, visit http://www.hatchshouse.org


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