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Take the wheel with Ford, Mothers Club

Tim Kramer steps out after test-driving a Lincoln during the 2011 Drive 4 Ur School event at Grosse Pointe South High School. Kramer’s two children graduated from South. Photo courtesy of Ann Marie Aliotta
September 26, 2013
Bob Maxey Lincoln is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to Grosse Pointe South High School during the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce tailgate Friday, Oct. 11, in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for the school.

For every person who test-drives a new Lincoln vehicle at South during the Chamber of Commerce tailgate prior to South’s varsity football game against Grosse Pointe North High School, Bob Maxey Lincoln and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to The Mothers’ Club of Grosse Pointe South.

Funds raised are for classroom enrichment projects, scholarships for graduating seniors and preservation of the historic school.

“We know funding for schools is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure Grosse Pointe South remains one of the top high schools in the state,” said Marty Rutkowski, new car sales manager at Bob Maxey Lincoln. “We’re excited to raise money for The Mothers’ Club.”

The event, which is from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature numerous vehicles from Lincoln’s line-up, from the MKS to the MKX. Dealership staff will be on site to provide additional information about each Ford vehicle and to assist in test-driving the vehicles.

Since the start of Ford’s Drive 4 UR School program in 2007, the car company has raised more than $16 million in donations for high schools nationwide. Bob Maxey Lincoln sponsored a similar event at South in 2011.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Bob Maxey Lincoln again to help raise money for our school,” said Allison Baker, community partnership coordinator for The Mothers’ Club. “The last time we held this event at the North-South tailgate, we were able to raise over $2,500 for the school despite some bad weather that year.”

To participate in the event, visit the Chamber of Commerce tailgate on the lawn in front of South between 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Participants must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license.

There’s a limit of one test-drive per household. All test drives are approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

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