Ford's 'Drive One 4UR School' benefit raises $6,000 for WVHS

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:30

Warwick — On Saturday, Sept. 24, Leo Kaytes Ford sponsored another “Drive One 4UR School” event outside the main entrance to the Warwick Valley High School. The program was developed by Ford Motor Company as an engaging way to help schools raise money to support their sports and extracurricular activities. Ford and Lincoln dealerships like Leo Kaytes Ford partner with participating local high schools to conduct these test-drive fund-raising events. And for every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company donates $20 to each participating high school. And this year, if drivers took an additional test drive in a 2012 Ford Focus, the company donated another $10 to the school. “Ford still has to validate all the test drives but with hundreds of drivers participating that day it looks like we were able to raise over $6,000 for the Warwick Valley High School,” said Leo Kaytes Sr. “Once again, this was a great way for both the dealership and the community to support our local school.” Participants could test drive any of more than a dozen different Ford models brought to the school. They also had a chance to win other prizes. The Ford Motor Company will soon randomly pick those winners. In the past three years, the “Drive One 4UR School” program will have helped raise more than $17,000 for the school’s athletic and extracurricular programs. Warwick ShopRite also were on hand with refreshments for the participants.