June 3, 2013 – Miami, Florida - Sincere appreciation to Gus Machado Ford as they presented Coral Reef Senior High School with a $6,000 check for participation in a Drive One 4 UR School event held on April 10, 2013. This is a large fundraising community service and good will event promoting Ford Motor Company in the community. The Coral Reef event was coordinated by Ms. Deb Margolis, Athletic Director.
The Ford Motor Company’s highly successful Drive One 4 UR School test-drive program, which brings together local dealerships and neighborhood high schools to raise money for extracurricular activities. The program got its start in 2007 and has become Ford’s most successful test-drive initiative ever, with some 1,500 events held in 49 states since then, garnering approximately 255,000 test drives—and raising more than $5 million for before- and after-school activities across the country. The event works with Ford bringing 10-15 new Ford cars and trucks to the school along with a full staff of salesmen. During the event parents, students and members of the community can test drive a vehicle without the high pressure of a sale. After the testdrive a short questionnaire is completed that helps give Ford feedback on their vehicles. For each test drive the school receives a donation.