Making a Child Smile at Long Beach

The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and its teams will be visiting children dealing with pediatric cancer in conjunction with its official charity, the Austin Hatcher Foundation, at Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, California.

Taking this time prior to competing in Saturday's Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach 100-minute street race to meet with children and their families at a local hospital is a signature event of the Series.

On Wednesday, April 14, between the hours of 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., professional sports car drivers Johnny Mowlem, David Robertson and Andrea Robertson will be spending time with children teaching them how to race the digital circuits featured on Xbox's Forza Motorsports 3, while also enjoying games presented in Series-made activity books. The goal is to provide children an opportunity to "strap" into their own driver's seat and lead them by courage to victory.

Additionally, it is an opportunity to share stories of personal and professional triumphs to instill strength and determination in others.

For Johnny Mowlem, he can share his story of becoming the first to race a gas-electric hybrid in Series competition in 2009. He can also mention his latest venture which includes piloting a new LMPC entry with PR1/Mathiasen in 2010.

For Guy Cosmo, his performance in the GTC class in 2009 secured him a season-long position with Extreme Speed Motorsports alongside CEO of Patrón Spirits Ed Brown.

For the Robertsons, they can share how they are one of two husband-and-wife teams in Series history to race together. They can also mention that they are the only team to pilot a female driver for a full 2010 season.

Overall, however, it is an opportunity to make a child smile.

"The Austin Hatcher Foundation is a great charity," remarked Mowlem. "I have two children of my own and I understand how priceless it can be to help make a child happy."