Price Ford event raises thousands for Port Angeles High School orchestra program
Port Angeles School District
Student volunteers from the Port Angeles High School orchestra help out during the Drive One 4 UR School event. They are, from left, Daniel Williams, Laurel Jenkins, Kate Haworth and Noah Merideth, with driver Tony Stengel filling out paperwork prior to driving a Ford vehicle.
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Money from the fundraiser at Walmart last Sunday will go toward the purchase of new uniforms, district officials said.
Event coordinator Joel Elliott, sales manager for Price Ford Lincoln, said 372 people turned out to drive new Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
Price Ford Lincoln now will donate $20 for each test-drive, up to a maximum of $6,000.
Cars featured were new Ford trucks as well as Fiesta, Mustang, Fusion, Explorer, Focus, Flex and Escape cars, plus all the new Lincoln vehicles.
“We were extremely excited and proud to see so many people show up to support Port Angeles High School,” said David Price, owner of Price Ford Lincoln at 3311 E. U.S. Highway 101.
“It was a great way to help support our high school students while also showcasing our exciting Ford and Lincoln vehicles.”
The Ford Motor Co.'s Drive One 4 UR School program began in 2007 and since then has sponsored 3,000 events and raised more than $10 million for school activities in high schools across the country.
“The program has raised $5,500 for the PAHS Band program, over $3,500 for the PAHS Athletic Department, $7,260 for the Career Technical Education Department and now $6,000 for the orchestra program,” said Principal Garry Cameron.
“With cutbacks to school budgets, fundraising becomes even more important for our student programs.”
To date, Price Ford Lincoln has raised more than $23,000 for area high school students through the Drive One 4 UR School program.
The money raised helps ensure that extracurricular activities such as sports and music program, plus career and technical education programs, continue in local communities, school officials said.
Last modified: October 10. 2012 5:44PM