NEWPORT -- Hayes Ford, North Country High School and members of the local community raised $3,830 for North Country's new track at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company's Drive One Ford UR School program. More than 144 area residents test drove a Ford vehicle at the high school on Oct. 15 and Ford Motor Company donated $20 per test drive to the new track fund.
Since the programs inception in 2007, the Drive One for UR School program has generated over $7 million in donations for high schools nationwide. The money raised during the Drive One For UR School program has helped ensure that extracurricular activities like sports and music programs continue in local communities despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts.
"I am more than thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support North Country High School and I have never been more proud to be a Ford dealer. Participants had the chance to take a fun casual drive in one of our vehicles, while lending our students and the community a much needed helping hand" said Mark Hayes III, owner of Hayes Ford.
Hayes Ford takes pride in being an integrated part of the community and has built their business based on old fashioned values and strong community ties. The business appreciates all the people that came out to support this event, as well as the help of Gary Johnson from NCUHS, Sue Tetreault and numerous other volunteers from the track fundraising committee.