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Fifth Annual Post Petit Le Mans Charity Motorcycle Ride Rolls at Road Atlanta Ooltewah TN. - Race fans have the opportunity to ride with some of their favorite road racers at the 5th Annual Post Petit Le Mans Motorcycle Charity Ride, hosted by...

Fifth Annual Post Petit Le Mans Charity Motorcycle Ride Rolls at Road Atlanta

Ooltewah TN. - Race fans have the opportunity to ride with some of their favorite road racers at the 5th Annual Post Petit Le Mans Motorcycle Charity Ride, hosted by Chili Pepper Racing, on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Road Atlanta. In addition, a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 will be raffled. All funds will benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation, the official charity of the American Le Mans Series, is building landmark programs for families dealing with pediatric cancer. The organization was formed by Dr. Jim Osborn and wife Amy Jo, after the loss of their two-month-old son "Hatch," the namesake of the Foundation, to a rare form of cancer.

The 118-mile Post Petit Le Mans Motorcycle Charity Ride will begin with a lap around he 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course of Road Atlanta and off to the exciting country roads of north Georgia. Riders should meet at the main gates of Road Atlanta beginning at 9:30 a.m. To register for the ride, visit www.chilipepperracing.org.

Each paid rider is entered into the raffle to win the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $25 each at the beginning of the Motorcycle Ride.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation's goal is to build "Hatch's House of Hope" near medical centers treating pediatric cancer centers nationwide. They will provide tools and counseling necessary to help families and children achieve positive results in social support, reduce possible side effects of cancer treatment, and provide resources to help childhood cancer survivors reach their highest potential later in life.

"Just as the American Le Mans Series plays a role in the advancements of today's road-going automobiles, the Austin Hatcher Foundation makes a difference in the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families each year," said Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series. "Other than those who have been directly impacted, I don't think anyone can truly grasp the significance of pediatric cancer on families, and helping them cope with such a devastating disease is a very worthy goal."

For more information on the motorcycle ride, visit www.chilipepperracing.org or email amyjo@chilipepperracing.org.

Visit www.hatcherfoundation.org for more information about the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

-credit: cpr

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Series Charity , PWC
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