Big thanks to everyone who came out to test drive a Ford for Phoenix High School this past Saturday! Through Ford Motor Corporation’s Drive 4 UR School program the school raised $5,560 for sports, clubs, band, and other extracurricular activities. We were impressed not only with the number of students (including the band!) and staff members who volunteered but the parents and friends who made time in their Saturday to test drive a Ford. We’re proud of Phoenix High and all its supporters. Thank you for making this Drive 4 UR School yet another fantastic event!
September is a busy month at Butler Ford/Acura! We have two events coming up, both of which allow us time to visit with our customers outside of the normal sales atmosphere.
First, on Thursday, September 18th we’re having another Open House. You’ll be treated to food and tours of the shop (you know you’ve always wanted see where your car or truck gets worked on!), and have the opportunity to ask questions of our entire staff. Need help pairing your phone with your vehicle, or learning how to use your spare kit? Our Open House events provide the opportunity for both, and a whole lot more. All you have to do is RSVP by the end of the day Monday, September 15, and then show up at 5:30 on the day of the event!
Second, we’re having another Drive 4 UR School to benefit Phoenix High School! Never been to a Drive 4 UR School event? It’s fun! Test drive any one of a certain selection of Fords between 10:00 and 4:00 on Saturday, September 27th, and Ford Motor Corporation will donate $20 bucks to the high school! Funds go to support sports, clubs, and other extra-curricular activities. There’s also food and clothing for sale, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the band showed up to provide us with some rockin’ background tunes! Come support your favorite student; It’s easy and FUN!
It’s official: Our next and ONLY 2014 Butler Ford Drive 4 UR School event will be happening this Fall! After much discussion with Phoenix High we came to a date that works for the school and the dealership: Saturday, September 27th. If you’re unfamiliar with Drive 4 UR School you’re in for a treat! Ford came up with the program as a way to get dealerships involved in their local communities by raising funds for schools. During the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the designated day Butler Ford (at 1977 Highway 99, Ashland, OR) will have a fleet of the newest Ford models available for test drives. For each qualified test drive (you must be 18 or older to play) Ford will donate $20 to the participating school. On Sept. 27th Phoenix will have the opportunity to earn up to $6,000 to use for sports and other extra-curricular activities! Also, although details have yet to firm up , we usually offer a free car wash, and barbequed burgers and dogs and a variety of school attire for purchase. The band plays, cheerleaders cheer, and we all have a great time for a good cause. Put Saturday, September 27, 2014 on your calendar and join us for Drive 4 UR School!
Last August we at Butler Ford had the pleasure of hosting a joint Drive 4 UR School event between Phoenix and Ashland High Schools. Yesterday, we got to present students and staff at Phoenix with the results of all their hard work: a check for $5,260! Phoenix will be splitting the proceeds with the Ashland High School football team. We loved working with both schools at once and can’t wait to do it again!
It was touch and go for a while as Ashland and Phoenix High Schools competed to see which school could bring in the most drivers to participate in Butler Ford’s August 2013 ‘Drive 4 UR School’ event. But in the end the final count of 28o saw 143 Phoenix drivers, 127 Ashland drivers, and 10 with no allegiance. So close! The good news as that the schools have agreed to split the resulting $5,600 down the middle. Thank you to everyone who pitched in – from the football teams holding the car wash, to the musicians who rocked the day away, to the parents who agreed to ride along with the drivers. Great job to all involved!
Over the years Butler Ford has held Drive 4 UR School events for the Phoenix High School Pirates and the Ashland High School Grizzlies. But come August 2013 we’ll be holding a a single event to benefit both schools… in other words, a face off! As usual, Ford will donate $20 for each qualified test drive to $6,000. The schools will compete to see who can bring in the most people! While they’ve decided to split the proceeds down the middle the winner will walk away with bragging rights and a pizza party! We’ll have a BBQ (each driver gets a free lunch) and a booth for school apparel sales. We’re also expecting at least one of the school’s bands to play. So plan to spend Saturday, August 17th at Butler Ford (I-5 exit 19, Ashland). It’s shaping up to be a showdown!
Wow. Just… WOW! We don’t even know who to thank first for the most successful Drive 4 UR School event Butler Ford has ever held: All the Phoenix High parents and staff who volunteered their time and energy to ride along with the drivers, the BBQers who kept us running on a steady diet of hotdogs, the school reps who brought an assortment of Pirate apparel to sell, the FFA members who brought an assortment of gorgeous plants and flowers to sell, the Butler employees who volunteered to give up a weekend day to lend a hand, the Pirate Pep Band for literally rocking the house, or the Pirate fans who braved an iffy weather day to drive in support of a particular student, activity, or club. Everybody gets our heartfelt thanks and congratulations!
Drive 4 UR School is a Ford Motor Corporation program that allows dealers to partner with local schools to raise money for extracurricular activities. The company donates $20 for each qualified test drive up to $6,000. In order to receive the full amount a school has to bring in 300 qualified test drivers. This weekend, Phoenix blew that number out of the water with a rough total of 340+ drivers! WOW!! They drove to benefit the football team, the swim team, the drama club, and Future Farmers of America, which is fundraising for a trip to the national competition.
The best part is we all had fun, and we hope everyone who turned out to participate did, too. Pirates, we’ll partner with you ANY TIME!