Ford Motor Company and Anderson Auto Group are partnering to help
raise money in support of Lincoln Southeast High School as part of Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program.
Community members have the opportunity to raise up to $6,000 for Lincoln Southeast High School by test driving a Ford vehicle at Lincoln Southeast High School on August 28th from 9 am to 5 pm. For every person who test drives a new Ford Taurus, Ford Fusion, Ford Fiesta, Ford F- 150, Lincoln MKZ, or other Ford or Lincoln vehicle, Anderson Auto Group will donate $20 to the Lincoln Southeast High School Athletic Department. Participants will also have the opportunity to register to win a new Gateway LT20 Netbook.
"We're excited to support Lincoln Southeast High School and help raise money for the athletic department while introducing Ford's high quality lineup and innovative safety technologies," said Mike Anderson, owner of Anderson Auto Group. "Extracurricular activities are important for young people to have the opportunity to experience and it has been a privilege to help support Lincoln Public Schools over the past couple years."
Since the start of Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program in 2007, over 125,000 people have helped raise more than $2.6 million for nearly 700 high schools across the country.
Locally, Anderson Auto Group has participated in Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program since 2008 and raised over $8,500 for Lincoln Public Schools.
In addition to raising much-needed revenue for high school extracurricular activities, Ford Motor Company's Drive One 4 UR School program also gives participants the chance to take a look at Ford and Lincoln's exciting new cars and leading safety technologies, including:
MyKey, a system that allows parents to limit a vehicle's top speed and audio volume to encourage safe driving behavior in teens; SYNC, the fully integrated, in-vehicle voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Report and GPS-based features including business search and call completion;
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS™) with Cross Traffic Alert, which uses radar to check the blind spot and helps notify the driver of approaching traffic when backing out of a parking spot; and,
Active Park Assist, a technology that helps drivers position the vehicle for parallel parking and then steer it into a parking spot without touching the steering wheel.
One of Ford's most impressive vehicles to date will be present at the Drive One 4UR School event: the all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta comes with an expressive, vibrant design, sharp reflexes and 15 key features and technologies-including Ford SYNC- that give it the safety, convenience and connectivity usually found in vehicles costing
much more. With a responsive 1.6-liter I-4 engine, advanced PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission, and Electric Power Assist Steering, Fiesta is projected to deliver a best-in-class 40 mpg on the highway.