Ford Motor Company and Smith Motor in Brookfield recently partnered to help raise money in support of the Bucklin/Macon County Athletic Co-op as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program. Members of the local community came out to support the two local schools in an effort to raise money for their programs. Local residents came out to the school and test drove a Ford to help raise money for the Co-op. Their hard work helped raise $7,540 for the school’s combined athletic funds.
“The Smith Motors family is glad to help the community in any way we can,” said Barry Smith. “We’re excited to help raise money for Bucklin and Macon County, and at the same time introduce parents, teenagers and other drivers to our high quality lineup and innovative safety technologies.”
Smith continued: “We know it is important that students continue to have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, and that’s why over the past few years it has been a privilege to help support these important programs.”
Since the start of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program in 2007, over 173,000 people have helped raise more than $3.3 million for close to 700 high schools across the country. The local presentation was held last week at the Bucklin/Macon County Co-op’s final home game at New Cambria.