“We are looking forward to a fun day of test drives and support for Apple Valley High School and Rosemount High School’s scholarship and student activities funds. Extracurricular activities are important, so we are pleased to help keep these programs available and funded for students,” said Chris Gulbrandson of Apple Valley Ford Lincoln. “This is a great opportunity to have the community come out and drive one of our latest vehicles and try our innovative safety features.” The event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rosemount High School and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Apple Valley High School, will feature the Ford Explorer, Focus, Fiesta, Edge, F-150, Mustang and other available models.
Since the start of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program in 2007, more than 275,000 test-drives at more than 1,500 events have generated over $5 million in donations for high schools nationwide. Locally, Apple Valley Ford Lincoln has participated in Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program for more than a year, raising more than $3,700.
In addition to raising much-needed revenue for high school extracurricular activities, the program gives participants the chance to experience Ford Motor Company’s exciting new vehicles and leading safety technologies, including:
• SYNC®, the fully integrated, in-vehicle voice-activated communications and entertainment system, updated with a “Do Not Disturb” button to block incoming calls and text messages and improved text message read-back capabilities so drivers can keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel;
• 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;
• 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; and
The 2012 Ford Focus, the company’s most significant global nameplate, delivers smart features, spirited performance and 40 mpg fuel economy packaged in modern, European-inspired design finishes. The all-new Focus Titanium model promises to appeal to drivers shifting from larger, premium vehicles looking for sporty handling; while the high-performance Focus ST with turbocharged, direct-injected EcoBoost™ power will get enthusiasts' hearts racing.
To participate, please visit Rosemount High School between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and Apple Valley High School between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 30.
Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 163,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.