THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
At the Tequila Paton American Le Mans Series at Long Beach in April, Team Falken Tire partnered with the Austin Hatcher Foundation to raise over $4,500 for families with children suffering from pediatric cancer. Hosting a live auction outside the busy Falken Tire paddock garage, the team auctioned off signed memorabilia, art pieces, die casts and used parts off the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. With the auction deemed a great success, the team and the Foundation decided to expand the auction concept to the social media realm to include American Le Mans Series fans unable to attend the Long Beach event.
Thursday, June 28th at 6:00PM Eastern the Austin Hatcher Foundation will be hosting a Team Falken Tire auction on twitter. A 2007 Road Rigs Diecast Collectable Falken Tractor Trailer model will be awarded to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Sporting the famous Falken Tire blue and teal colors, the model is 23 inches in length and signed by Falken drivers Bryan Sellers and Wolf Henzler. "We're lucky to do what we do," said Sellers. "What you really have to remember is we can help people along the way. You never know which dollar you raise makes a difference in a family's life."
Winner must be a legal resident of the United States of America and be of 21 years or older. For full Rules, Terms and Conditions, visit hatcherfoundation.org.About Falken Tire Falken Tire Corporation, based in Fontana, California, was introduced to the North American market in 1985. Falken focus on UHP (Ultra High Performance) products and utilizes pro drifting and American LeMans race programs to further develop, improve and market passenger vehicle products for worldwide distribution. For more information, visit Falken Tire's website at falkentire.com and its enthusiast site atwww.wegetyougoing.com.
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, in association with Pediatric Oncology centers and through the Foundation's 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 supporters. For more information, visit www.hatcherfoundation.org.