Freedom Ford partners with Melbourne High to raise money for track & cross country teams

MELBOURNE, Arkansas ( –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! Freedom Ford wants to keep these opportunities available for our local students at Melbourne High School.

Freedom Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR School program to the Melbourne community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Melbourne High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Freedom Ford, 901 E Main St., Melbourne, Arkansas on Saturday, April 6, Freedom Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Melbourne High School track and cross country teams. The funds will go towards the purchase of a new pole vault pit and track warm-ups.

"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 Andy Gunther, General Manager at Freedom Ford. "We're excited to raise money for the Melbourne Track and Cross Country Teams."

The event, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 Fusion or Focus, or are more interested in a larger SUV, like the Expedition, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle," said Gunther. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

The day will be filled with other activities as well.  There will be burgers, bounce houses, and live local entertainment by Sarah Jo Roark and Deadwood Groove from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Since the start of Ford's Drive 4 UR School program in 2007, more than $16 million in donations have been generated for high schools nationwide.

To participate in this exciting event and get behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle, please visit Freedom Ford between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on April 6.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household.