Central Bucks High School South football, band and cheerleaders will share a $6,000 donation from Fred Beans Ford and Ford Motor Company in the school’s first Drive 4 UR School test drive fundraiser, held Thursday, August 21.
The no-pressure, no-obligation fundraiser partnered the school with the automaker and the Doylestown auto dealer for a special opportunity to test drive a new Ford car, truck or SUV and “earn” the school a $20 contribution – up to 300 test drives or $6,000.
And 302 members of the community came to the high school in Warrington Township and took a spin.
“A great job by all involved,” says Virginia Krause, who coordinates the program for Fred Beans. “We’re really pleased by the community’s response. I think everyone had fun, and we raised a lot of money for the school’s programs.”
The rules for Ford’s Drive 4 UR School are simple: To qualify for the donation, a driver must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and auto insurance, and only one qualified test drive per address is accepted.
This was Central Bucks South’s first Drive 4 UR School event and the Fred Beans organization’s 13th. Since 2009, Fred Beans has helped area high schools and charities raise over $50,000 through the Ford and Lincoln test-drive fundraising programs.
Taking a moment for photos are, in front, CB South cheerleaders Jackie Schneider, Chalfont, sophomore; Maddie Westermann, Chalfont, freshman; Brittany Hillman, Warrington, junior; Sara Johnson, Chalfont, senior; and Bella Stoughton, Warrington, sophomore. Behind them are, from left, Chris Katona, Fred Beans Ford; Virginia Krause, Fred Beans business development manager; John Kile, Fred Beans Ford; Tim Tieperman, Warrington Township manager; State Rep. Kathy Watson, PA-144; Bridget Szychulski, band director; Robin Abraham, band treasurer; and Denise Richick, CB South Football Parents Club senior co-president.