Take the wheel and help your community school! Join Miami-Palmetto Senior High School (MPSHS) parents, alumni, faculty, friends and other supporters for a fun-filled community festival on October 10th that will raise thousands of dollars for the school simply by test-driving a brand-new Ford vehicle.
Drive 4 UR School will be hosted by Gus Machado Ford of Kendall, located at 15551 South Dixie Highway, in Palmetto Bay. From 3-7 p.m. that day, MPSHS will receive $20 per test drive for the first 300 test-drives, then $10 per driver. Their goal is to raise a minimum of $6,000, and the sky’s the limit thanks to the generosity of the Gus Machado Ford dealership that will donate the additional $10 for every driver over the first 300 (Drive 4 UR School is a national program by Ford Motor Co. in Detroit that caps its donation at $6,000).
“First and foremost, it’s a fundraiser to help our school buy things they need but the government does not fund,” said Anna Hochkammer, President of MPSH PTSA. “But we want people to enjoy themselves with their neighbors while they’re there, so we’ve built a multi-level community festival around the test drives. Each test drive takes about 10 minutes, but the fun will last the entire four hours.”
A variety of entertainment by various school groups, including elementary and middle schools in the Palmetto Senior High feeder pattern, will take place every 15-20 minutes. Expect performances by cheerleaders, the marching band, dance troupes, a jazz band and more – rumor has it that local firefighters may have a family-friendly act in store. And of course, there will be food and drink for sale in addition to Homecoming tickets, spirit wear and some “limited edition” uniform-compliant t-shirts available only at this event.
“The first $6,000 we raise will go to the school’s TV production facilities to buy some much needed updated materials and technology ,” said Hochkammer. “All funds over that will go straight into the PTSA’s special projects funds to be spent on teacher-requested upgrades throughout the school and across departments.”
Article Courtesy of Ann McMaster
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