LHS could raise up to $6,000

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Across the United States, there are vital arts, music and sports programs that are being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints and lack of funding. Today’s youth are missing out on extremely valuable opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their interests, as well as the chance to have a little fun. Buckeye Ford wants to keep these opportunities available for our local students at London High School.

Buckeye Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to the London community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for London High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test drives a new Ford vehicle at Buckeye Ford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to London High School baseball/softball programs. The funds will go towards help with funding their programs.

“We know funding for school programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Howard Maynard, fixed operations manager at Buckeye Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for London High School baseball and softball programs.”

The event will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up. “Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Focus, or want to try out technology features like Active Park Assist in the Escape, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Howard Maynard. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

To date, Ford dealerships across the United States have helped raised more than $35 million for local schools and nonprofits thanks to their hard work and partnership with the Drive 4 UR School and Drive 4 UR Community programs.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test drive per household. All test drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes.

About Ford Motor Company — Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

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