Exciting test-drive fundraising event will generate much-needed money for Titan Wrestling, Boys and Girls Basketball and Junior Class, helping students in the local community

COLUMBUS - Across the United States, there are vital arts, music and sports programs that are being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints and lack of funding. Today’s youth are missing out on extremely valuable opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their interests, as well as the chance to have a little fun! Mike Carpino Ford wants to keep these opportunities available for our local students at Columbus Unified High School.

Mike Carpino Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to the Columbus community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Columbus Unified High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Mike Carpino Ford on Dec. 2, Mike Carpino Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Columbus Unified High School Junior Class, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, and Boys Basketball. We are excited to announce for this Drive 1 event if there is 300 vehicle evaluations taken, Mike Carpino Ford will donate an additional $3,000 to give the students a total of $9,000.

“We know funding for school programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Jamie Huston at Mike Carpino Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for the Junior Class, Wrestling, Girls Basketball, and Boys Basketball.”

The event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up.

“Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Focus, or want to try out technology features like Active Park Assist in the escape, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Huston. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

To date, Ford dealerships across the United States have helped raised more than $35 million for local schools and non-profits thanks to their hard work and partnership with the Drive 4 UR School and Drive 4 UR Community programs.

To participate in this exciting event and get behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle, please visit Mike Carpino Ford between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drive will last approximately 7-10 minutes.