“DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL” Sutton FFA Earns $7,000 from Friesen Ford

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Friesen Ford presented a check for $7,000 to Sutton High School for use by the Sutton FFA Chapter Monday night during the 2014 Fall Chapter banquet. Pictured from the left, Crystal, Adilynn, Jason and Jaydn Friesen present the check to Chapter President Jered Lemkau and Chapter Sentinal Tyler Bailey, representing the Sutton FFA Chapter.

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While the concept of “Drive for your School” is simple, for Jason Friesen, owner of Friesen Ford in Aurora, the event has been amazing and fun to watch, from his perspective. “To watch our youth get involved in a fundraising effort is huge, and to see what the benefit can be, it is enjoyable to be a part of.” “Drive for your School” is a program created in 2007 by Ford Motor Company, in which high schools work with their local Ford and Lincoln dealers to schedule a test drive fundraising event. The dealers bring a selection of cars to the event, and the school brings parents, relatives and more than a few recently licensed students wanting to test drive new rides. Ford then donates $20.00 per test drive to the sponsoring school that is holding the event with Ford and the local dealership. That donation can earn a school up to $6,000 dollars. Sutton did just that, earning the maximum amount of donated earnings for the program.


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