is once again looking for drivers in hopes of raising up to $8,000 when returns to the school Saturday.
How It Works
For every test-driver, Ford will make a $20 donation to the school, up to $6,000. It will give an additional $10 each for each person who test-drives the new Ford Focus, up to another $2,000. Any licensed driver 18 or older may test-drive a new vehicle at the high school from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. No appointment is necessary.
The school needs 300 drivers to earn the maximum donation of $8,000.
History of Support
In May, the high school teamed with the dealership for the first and raised Principal Mike Greening said the money was divided equally between the student groups that helped with the event and the school's Student Council.
"Ford has been super generous," Greening said. "We hope this event becomes a long-standing tradition. It's a win-win-win for everyone involved."
Ford Hall is the dealership’s commercial manager and a graduate of the former Kimball High School, now Royal Oak High School. Hall said Eddie Hall Jr. (no relation), the president and owner of Royal Oak Ford, is a big supporter of music and art programs in the community. In addition to the Drive One 4 UR School program, Royal Oak Ford has donated thousands of dollars to the school’s music program.
Drive One 4 UR School
When: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd. (on Crooks Road north of 13 Mile Road)
What: Join Royal Oak High School and its supporters, plus Ford Motor Co. and the staff of Royal Oak Ford, for a day of fun, music and free food. Test-drive a Ford Focus and other Ford vehicles that could include the Ford Explorer, Fusion, Fiesta, Edge, Flex, F-150 or Mustang (vehicles subject to availability) to raise funds for high school cocurricular activities.
- Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license.
- Limit one test drive per household.
- Test drives will be seven-10 minutes.