Grindstaff Ford, Elizabethton High School and members of the community raised $3,960 for extracurricular activities at a recent test-drive event as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program.
For the more than 198 area residents who test-drove a Ford vehicle at the high school this summer, the dealership and Ford Motor Company donated $20 per drive, with all funds going toward student activities.
Since the program’s inception in 2007, the Drive One 4 UR School program has generated more than $7 million in donations for high schools nationwide. The money raised helps ensure activities like sports and music programs continue despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts.
“I am more than thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support Elizabethton High School, and I’ve never been more proud to be a Ford dealer,” said Grindstaff Ford owner Steve Grindstaff. “Participants had the chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles while lending our students and community a much-needed helping hand.”