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Front Page - Friday, November 27, 2020

Southern Honda Powersports donates to Austin Hatcher Foundation




Southern Honda Powersports donated these motorcycles to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer for use in the organization’s industrial arts therapy program. - Photograph provided

Southern Honda Powersports has donated two motorcycles, made by BSA and Triumph, to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

Austin Hatcher’s patients will modify these motorcycles as a part of their industrial arts therapy, which is provided at no cost to the individuals facing childhood cancer.

“After hearing the story behind the Austin Hatcher Foundation, industrial arts therapy resonated with us as a tool for recovery in more ways than one,” says Tim Kelly, owner of Southern Honda Powersports. “We’re thrilled to provide the foundation with these motorcycles.”

“These motorcycles will provide a fun and interactive challenge for our patients,” says Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “We’re grateful to Southern Honda Powersports for making this opportunity possible for our families.”

Industrial arts therapy is an educational therapy program in which patients use hand, power, or machine tools to build wood or metal objects. The program also includes small engine repair and automobile maintenance programs.

The foundation plans to auction off the motorcycles once they are fully upfitted to help support its programs.

Source: Austin Hatcher Foundation