Country Ford promo nets school over $4,000
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Imperial Country Ford sponsored a unique promotional program earlier this spring, which has netted Chase County Schools $4,040.
A check for that amount was presented to School Supt. Brad Schoeppey at the local dealership last Friday.
Ford salesman Derek Russell said 202 drivers took advantage of the Drive 4 UR School fund-raiser coordinated locally by Country Ford on April 25.
For everyone who test-drove a Ford vehicle on site at the school or at the dealership that day, Ford Motor Company earmarked $20 to the school (up to $6,000 total).
That amounted to $4,040 for CCS which will be deposited in the school’s activity fund, Schoeppey said.
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at CCS will also receive some of the funds, he said, because they assisted with the project that day.
Russell noted the Drive 4 UR School effort was held the same day as Chase County’s home junior high track meet, so the test-drive vehicles were parked on the east side of the parking lot by the track.
The project was announced several times during the meet, and FBLA members talked to attendees, encouraging participation.
The Drive 4 UR School Program was started in 2007, and since then, $18 million has been raised for schools across the country.
Company officials noted it was developed as a fun, engaging way to help high schools raise money to support its student programs and extra-curriculars.