The “Drive 4UR School” Program is back in Jackson County on Oct. 18. The popular program sponsored by Andy Shaw Ford of Sylva and the Ford Motor Company provides much needed funding for our local high schools. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to supplement various programs at Smoky Mountain High School. For each of the first 300 test drives of a new Ford vehicle a $20 donation will be made by Andy Shaw Ford and Ford Motor Company.
“I am really excited about this year’s program and the opportunity that it brings.” said Larry Hinton, President and General Manager of Andy Shaw Ford. “We know funding for our school programs is hard to come by, so if enough community members come out for a test drive we will provide $6,000 of that much needed funding. That will be nearly $45,000 that we have brought to our Jackson County High Schools since 2010,” he added. Principal Jake Buchanan echoed Hinton’s remarks when he said, “We certainly appreciate Andy Shaw Ford and the Ford Motor Company and the much needed money they have brought to help education in our community.”
The event will be held at Smoky Mountain High School Parking Lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up. “Whether you are looking to test our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Fusion or new C-Max, or are more interested in the horsepower like the Taurus or F150 Eco Boost, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Hinton. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test drive. Also a new addition to this year’s event will be a live remote broadcast by local radio station WRGC AM 540 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
By the end of this year, Ford Motor Company will have donated more than $20 million to high schools and community organizations with over one million participants’ test-drives.
To participate in this event and get behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle, visit Smoky Mountain High School between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes
For additional information contact Andy Shaw Ford at (828)586-0900 or visit www.andyshawford.com.