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Ford and Fred Beans present over $8K to CB West football program

Surrounded by cheerleaders, the adults behind middle sign are, from left, Bob and Kathy Johnson, fundraising co-chairs for the CB West Football Parents Club; Neil Delson, band director; and Barbara Beans, fleet group manager for Fred Beans Family of Dealerships. Credit: Anne Biggs

After the day’s pouring rain moved out, after the CB West defense returned an intercepted pass to put another 6 on the scoreboard, after the teams left the field for a halftime break, the Central Bucks West Football Parents Club took over.

Flashing large “fake checks” for visibility, the club accepted $6,000 from Ford and $2,060 from Fred Beans Family of Dealerships – proceeds from the September 6 CB West Football Parents Club Drive 4 UR School fundraiser sponsored by Ford and presented in partnership with the sales associates at Fred Beans Ford in Doylestown.

Following a few words of gratitude from Bob Johnson, club fundraising committee co-chair with his wife Kathy, and praise for the strength of the community that is behind the fundraiser’s success from Barbara Beans, the club turned around and presented $500 to Hope for Hails. The evening was a tribute to Lenape Middle School student Hailey Bekos, who is in the fight of her life against a rare but catastrophic disease. Hope for Hails is a fundraising initiative that helps the Bekos family with living expenses and medical bills.

Driving for your school

The community has supported the borough high school’s Drive 4 UR School fundraiser for five years, coming out on a designated day in late summer in ever-increasing numbers to take test drives in new Fords. For each qualified test drive, Ford donates $20 to the club, up to 300 drives or $6,000. The club partners with Fred Beans Family of Dealerships’ Ford dealership on North Easton Road in Plumstead Township; this is the only such community partnership for which Beans donates $20 for each test drive above Ford’s cap. Total count on September 6: 403.

Again this year, the parents club also shares the generous donations with the CB West band and cheerleading programs, whose members and parents help bring drivers to the event and assist throughout the day.

CB West’s event raised $1,800 in 2009, $4,660 in 2010, $7,440 in 2011 and $7,840 in 2012. This year’s donations bring the total raised to date to nearly $30,000.

Learn more: WestFootball.com or drive4urschool.com

The CB West Football Parents Club thanks the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships for its assistance with this event.