Miller Ford is bringing Ford Motor Co.'s Drive One 4 UR School program to Madras in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Madras High School.
>Event is Sept. 23
For every person who test drives a Ford vehicle at MHS from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday Sept. 23, Miller Ford and For Motor Co. will donate $20 to the school. Money raised will go toward the funding of student activities.
"We know how important extracurricular activities are to our high school students, and as part of this community, we want to help," said Terry Hanlon, owner of Miller Ford.
"This is why we're excited to raise money for Madras high School, while introducing parents, teenagers, and other drivers to our high-quality lineup and innovative safety technologies," he added.
The event will feature the Fore Explorer, Edge, Flex, Fiesta, F-150, Fusion, Escape and Expedition vehicles.
Participants must be age 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test driver per household.
Since the start of Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program in 2007, more than 275,000 test drives at more than 1,500 events have generated over $5 million in donations for high schools nationwide.
Locally, Miller Ford has participated in the program for three years and raised over $17,000 for student activities in Jefferson County.
Last April, 239 test drives were completed, for a total of $4,780. On Sept. 23, the goal is 300 test drives to earn $6,000.
Miller Ford will also donate an additional $20 for every car sold during the month of September.