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“This will be our first event” for Sequim High, said Mark Ostroot, general sales manager.
Price Ford Lincoln, which is at 3311 E. U.S. Highway 101, has organized a similar fundraiser for Port Angeles High School over the past five years, raising more than $30,000 for various programs, and plans another Port Angeles event later this year, said Joel Elliott, sales manager.
For every test-drive of a new Ford or Lincoln, Price Ford will donate $20 toward Sequim High's Associated Student Body fund up to $6,000, or 300 test-drives.
Company representatives won't sell any vehicles but rather will make sure they raise funds for students, Elliott said.
“There is absolutely no pressure to sell,” Elliott said. “We don't even talk prices.”
About 10 minutes
The process takes about 10 minutes and includes a quick registration, followed by a four- to five-minute drive in a new Ford or Lincoln vehicle.
As of 2013, Ford Motor Co. has donated more than $20 million to schools and community organizations through more than 1 million test-drives nationwide.
“I am thrilled to be able to give back to the schools in a way that supports programs that are vital learning skills for the betterment of our graduating classes,” said David Price, owner of Price Ford Lincoln.
“The 'Drive One 4 Your School' event is a great opportunity to work with the local high school students in supporting our schools while showcasing our class-leading Ford and Lincoln vehicles,” he said.
Ostroot said the Port Angeles business serves an area that extends east to Port Townsend, west to Neah Bay and south below Forks.
“We're helping out more of the community that we serve,” Ostroot said.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Port Angeles School District as well as expanding to working with the Sequim School District.”
For more information, phone Elliott at 360-457-3333.