Ford test drive fundraiser April 22 for new Bridgetown school sports uniforms

Published on April 20, 2017

Ford test drives on April 22 at BRHS could raise as much as $6,000 towards new sports uniforms for students at the new Bridgetown Regional Community School that opens this fall. For every test drive completed (only one permitted per household), Ford will donate $20. The event takes place at BRHS from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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BRIDGETOWN - Looking for something fun to do on April 22? If you have a valid driver’s license and are at least 18 years of age look no further.  

The staff and students of BRHS need test drivers to take part in the Drive 4UR School fundraiser. For every test drive completed (only one permitted per household), Ford will donate $20. The event takes place at BRHS from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

After going through the application process, BRHS was fortunate to be selected to take part in the Ford of Canada Drive 4UR School fundraising program.

“Launched in Canada in 2010, the Drive 4UR School and Drive 4UR Community programs are Ford's pillar test drive fundraising programs,” a Ford media release said. “They are a fun and exciting way to engage schools and local community causes and support their fundraising efforts. Ford Dealerships partner with a local school or community organization to conduct a test drive event together. For every valid test drive completed at the event, Ford of Canada donates $20 to the cause - up to a maximum of $6,000.”

Bruce Ford, Middleton, will bring a full model line-up of cars, SUVs, and trucks to BRHS for people to test drive on a designated route within the Bridgetown community. Drivers are encouraged to preregister using the following website  https://forddrive4ur.ca/. It takes less than five minutes and will help things to run faster and smoother on the day of the test drive.

As the excitement of the new school, Bridgetown Regional Community School (BRCS), becomes a reality in just a few short months, there are lots of plans being made to ensure that everything is ready for a seamless transition.

The team responsible for organizing this fundraising event felt it was important to determine a primary use for the funds raised. It was decided that the funds would be used for the purchase of BRCS athletic uniforms.

In addition to the test drive, other school groups will be raising funds through various activities to support student activities. Me to We will be raising funds for the Spread the Net program which helps countries where malaria is a problem. They will be offering face painting, bean bag toss, potato sack racing, sucker pull, 50/50 draw and popcorn.

The staff and students appreciate the support of the community and are looking forward to a successful event that is sure to be fun for the whole family. Mark your calendars, rain or shine, and come test drive for your school.

Article by Jeannie Montgomery from Bridgetown Regional High School.