Brown County high schools and Big Country Ford have partnered once again to help raise money for each school’s project graduation.
Through Ford Motor Company’s “Drive 4 UR SCHOOL” event, students and parents from Brownwood, Early, Bangs, May and Zephyr will be on hand to test drive a set of the dealership’s vehicles April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Brownwood Coliseum in an effort to raise $6,000.
For every valid test drive take in a Ford Vehicle, Ford will donate $20 to the participating school. They may either test drive a Ford Car, SUV or truck. The goal is to have 300 test drives that day, said Thomas Scull, Big Country Ford general manager.
“This is one of our favorite events each year,” Scull said. “Helping raise money so graduating seniors can have a safe and fun graduation night is something we take very serious and hope everyone in each community will, too. We encourage the people in our area to help us reach our goal of 300 test drives and raise $6,000.”
A number of high school seniors from their respective schools posed for a photo next to the dealership’s 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 on Thursday afternoon.
Drive 4 UR School began in 2007 as a way for Ford to give back to communities across the country. The money is often used for sports, booster clubs and music programs and other miscellaneous expenses associated with running a school.
On the fundraising day, each school will have booths with food, drinks and baked goods for sale. Those funds will also go toward project graduation.