Somehow we missed this piece of news but it is a great one and a different spin. Jim Osborn and family were nominated for the “Nancy Grace Extraordinary Parents Contest.” If you missed it , like us, you can watch it by clicking here (CNN).
If you follow oneighturbo, Volkswagen motorsport or just SPEED World Challenge, you’ll know about Jim Osborn and Chili Pepper Racing. Last year they moved to the Jetta TDI in the Touring Car class. We wont go on about that as this is about their son, Hatch, who passed away due to brain tumors. He was 9 weeks old.
We’ve had great times talking with Jim at Petit Le Mans. He’s a great guy, has a wonderful wife and new addition, Zoe.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2008) – Breaking news on Feb. 7 preempted the Osborn’s original air date on CNN Headline News’ Nancy Grace program. Fans can tune in again this evening, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. (EST) to see the segment.
SCCA SPEED World Challenge fans know Jim and Amy Jo best as Chili Pepper Racing and their work with several children’s charities, most notably, their annual motorcycle charity ride at Petit Le Mans to benefit the Lighthouse Family Retreat. Given the Osborn”s heartwarming commitment to improving the quality of life for children with cancer, it came as quite a shock to the World Challenge community when the couple’s first child, Hatch, was diagnosed with aggressive brain tumors shortly after the 2006 Petit Le Mans and passed away when he was only nine weeks old.
The tragic loss of Hatch has motivated the Osborns to do even more to help children and families battling cancer. In 2007 they established the Austin Hatcher Foundation (www.hatcherfoundation.org) to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and support families in need. That same year, Amy Jo created her own infant clothing line, A Mother’s Arms (www.amothersarms.com), with all proceeds going to pediatric cancer research. In August of 2007, Jim and Amy Jo were blessed with their second child, Zoe.
It comes as no surprise then, that the Osborns have been nominated for the “Nancy Grace Extraordinary Parents Contest.” The couple will be featured on the Feb. 7th telecast on CNN, talking about the Austin Hatcher Foundation, A Mother’s Arms and Jim’s racing in SCCA SPEED Touring Car with his groundbreaking biodiesel Volkswagen Jetta TDI.
Watch Nancy Grace on CNN tonight at 8 p.m. (EST) to learn more about the “extraordinary” Osborns, or click here to watch the video at cnn.com.