Southern Honda Powersports donated two motorcycles, made by BSA and Triumph, to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s patients will modify and “upgrade” these motorcycles as a part of their industrial arts therapy, provided at no cost to the individuals facing childhood cancer.
“After hearing the story behind the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Industrial Arts Therapy really resonated with us as a tool for recovery in more ways than one,” said Owner of Southern Honda Powersports, Tim Kelly. “We are thrilled to provide the Foundation with with these motorcycles to be used for an activity for these families to focus on that also provides healing.”
“These motorcycles will provide a fun and interactive challenge and will be great for our patients to work on,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “We’re very grateful to Southern Honda Powersports for making this exciting opportunity possible for our families.”
Industrial Arts Therapy is an educational therapy program similar to “shop class”, where patients get to 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 more of its programs.