Innovative test-drive event yields much-needed money for extracurricular activities
Ford Motor Company and Ford of Kirkland partnered to help raise money in support of Redmond High School as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program. Eastside community members put pedals to the metal and helped raise up to $3,180 for Redmond High School by test-driving a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle. Ford of Kirkland worked with Redmond High School to host the one-day event on June 5. Approximately 159 people headed down to the school, and for each participant who came from a unique household, Ford and Ford of Kirkland will donate $20.
Since the start of the program in 2007, Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program has raised more than $2.3 million for close to 700 high schools across the country and has enabled more than 125,000 people to test drive new Ford vehicles. The monies raised during the Drive One 4 UR School program have helped fund extracurricular activities like sports and band programs, helping to ensure that these programs continue in local communities.
In past Drive One 4 UR School events, Ford of Kirkland helped raise more than $5,600 for Juanita and Bothell high schools and is looking forward to further supporting the KingCo conference.
“We’re a big supporter of our outstanding local schools, so it was great to see the public enjoying our Ford vehicles while contributing to a worthy cause,” said Amy Walen, Chief Financial Officer at Ford of Kirkland.
“Our students were thrilled to see the outpouring of support from their community,” said Lee Klepinger, Redmond High School Football Booster Club president. “We can’t thank Ford and Ford of Kirkland enough for sponsoring Drive One 4 UR School.”
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