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Freedom Ford and local community raise $4,000

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

At a recent fundraiser for the Highland Rebel Booster Club held at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center on March 20, Ford Motor Company and Freedom Ford partnered to help raise money in support of Highland High School as part of Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program. Highland school allowed all the funds raised to go to the booster club. A press release from Jennifer Stanley, a representative for the fundraiser, said, " Highland community members put pedals to the metal and helped raise up to $4,000 for Highland High School by test driving a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle." During the event Melbourne's Freedom Ford worked with Highland High School to host the one-day event. Approximately 200 people visited the school for this unique fundraiser. Stanley said, "Each participant who came from a unique household, Ford and Freedom Ford donated $20."

Stanley added in her press release that since the beginning of the successful program in 2007, Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program has raised more than $2.3 million for nearly 700 high schools across the country. The program has also 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.

"It was great to see so many people come out and support Highland High School. The day also provided us with a great chance to showcase our outstanding lineup of vehicles in a fun, casual environment," said Jack Yancey, general manager at Freedom Ford .

The Rebel Booster Club would like to thank the community for coming out and supporting their organization. Anyone interested in joining the booster club may contact James Bragg at 856-3249 or any booster club member.

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