Rimbey Ford, the Rimbey Christian School and the local community raised $3,400 at a recent test drive event, as part of the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited’s Drive One 4 UR School program.
For each of the more than 165 Rimbey-area residents who test-drove a Ford vehicle at the Rimbey Co-op parking lot last Saturday, Rimbey Ford and Ford of Canada donated $20, with funds going toward a gymnasium for the school.
“It is so important for children to have a gymnasium in their school,” said Mark Shantz, general manager at Rimbey Ford. “From all of us at Rimbey Ford, we couldn’t be more thrilled about being involved with this great cause. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the school.”
Since the program’s inception in 2010, Drive One 4 UR School and Drive One 4 UR Community have offered more than 77,000 test drives at more than 500 events to generate over $1 million in donations for high schools and organizations in Canada. The money raised during the Drive One 4 UR School and Community programs has helped ensure that extracurricular and community activities like sports and music programs continue in local communities.