Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

North teams with Ford, Lincoln for fundraiser

by A.J. Hakim

October 04, 2012

The Grosse Pointe North High School band and orchestra booster organization is hosting, in cooperation with Bob Maxey Lincoln and Ford Motor Company, a Drive Smart For Your School fundraiser event from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at North’s parking lot.Money raised benefits North’s band and orchestra program.The Drive Smart For Your School program was developed as a fun, engaging way to help high schools raise money to support athletics and extracurricular activities. For every valid test drive, Ford Motor Company donates $20, up to $6,000, meaning, the more people who test drive a Lincoln vehicle, the more money the band and orchestra program receives. Anyone 18 years or older and with a valid driver’s license may participate.“This year is a big year for the award-winning North band and orchestra program as they will be traveling to Disney World to compete against other high school programs from around the country,” booster organization vice president David Hensley said via press release. “This fundraising event will help the band and orchestra booster organization support them in their endeavors and help them continue to be one of the best musical programs in the country.” For more information, contact Hensley at (313) 737-0609 or via e-mail at