Oct 22, 2012

Valley Ford and Local Community to Raise as Much as $6,000 for FVCC

Test-drive fundraising event will generate money for FVCC scholarships and programs, helping students in the local community.

                Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations.  Valley Ford is bringing the program to the Flathead Valley community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation.  For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Valley Ford on October 27, Valley Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to FVCC.  Funds raised will go directly toward scholarships and programs at the college.

“We know funding for community organizations is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to ensure their success,” said Debbie Peterson, owner of Valley Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for FVCC.”

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

Drive 4 UR Community is similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $12 million for schools since its inception in 2007.  Many local high schools have benefitted from that initiative including the booster clubs at Flathead High School and Glacier High School that raised $6,000 at their September event.

“I was pleased that our event was so focused on raising money for the schools.  It really wasn’t a sales event at all,” said Trina Stivers, Flathead High School Booster Club president.  “Valley Ford was a wonderful partner – we couldn’t have raised $6,000 so quickly without its support.”

During the event, dealership staff will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive if needed.

“Whether you are looking to test out our larger vehicles, like the Explorer or F-150, or are more interested in a smaller sedan, like the Focus, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Peterson.

To participate, please visit Valley Ford between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on October 27.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older and provide a valid driver’s license.  There is a limit of one test-drive per household.  Each test-drive will last approximately 7-10 minutes.

For more information, contact Nancy Clawson in the FVCC Foundation Office at 756-3632 or at