Test Drive Event to Raise Money for Fort Dodge Community Schools

Molly Nelson Uncategorized 0 June 19, 2018

Test Drive Event to Raise Money for Fort Dodge Community Schools

Fort Dodge Ford Toyota holds Ford Drive 4 UR School event

Fort Dodge Ford Toyota is holding a Ford Drive 4 UR School event Sat., August 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Dodge dealership located at 2723 5th Ave. S.

For each test drive $20 will be donated to the Fort Dodge Community Schools (FDCS) Foundation. A maximum of $6,000 will be donated by Ford Motor Co., to enhance education.

“Ford has been holding these events around the country with amazing success,” said Fort Dodge Ford Toyota General Manager Matt Johnson. “The mission of the event coincides with our mission of supporting the community. A test drive is a great way to support education and get behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle.”

Ford Drive 4 Ur School participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license.

Johnson said Fort Dodge Ford Toyota has approximately 300 Ford models on its lot, from the fuel efficient Fusion to the rugged F-150.

The FDCS Foundation helps educators and students go above and beyond what district funding allows by providing grants for professional development, technology and other educational items. In the spring of 2018, gifts to the FDCS Foundation helped put nearly $20,000 into classrooms with the purchase of CleverBots (programmable robots) for Cooper 1st grade students, reading books for elementary students, wrist heart rate monitors for high school PE and equipment for a sensory room at Cooper Elementary. A sensory room is a safe space where students can relieve stress and get frustration out in order to refocus and return to the classroom.

“We (the FDCS Foundation) are so grateful to Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for this opportunity to raise $6000 for educators and students,” said FDCS President Andrea DeJong. “I think many people will show up to support education and enjoy the opportunity to drive a brand new vehicle.”

Contact FDCS Foundation Director Molly Nelson (515) 574-5327 or mnelson@fdcsfoundation.org for more information.

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