The figures are in and Lake City Ford’s Drive 4UR School fundraiser last October has raised $2,000 for Lake City Secondary School.
The money will be shared among the participating teachers who volunteered to participate in the event for the benefit of their students, says Principal Gregg Gaylord.
The funds will help to support the school counselling program, art and woodworking program at the junior campus, girls rugby program at the senior campus, alternate and special education programs and the student leadership program, Gaylord says.
Given that there was only about a week to organize and promote the event after the teacher strike ended last fall, senior campus teacher and rugby coach Morley Wilson says it was a pretty good fundraiser.
When the event comes around again this May (date and location to be confirmed) Lake City Ford and Lake City Secondary hope to raise even more funds for the school with the Drive 4UR School fundraiser.
To participate all an individual has to do is come to the event and test drive one of the Ford vehicles around the city with one of the dealership consultants who will explain everything you might want to know about the vehicle.
For every test drive made by people Ford donates $20 to the school hosting the event.
Lake City Ford owner David Wong hopes many people will support the event this spring so they can raise funds to the program’s full potential of $6,000.
The first event two years ago raised $3,000 for the secondary school.