Drive 1 4 UR School

Gus Machado Ford of Hialeah presented a check for over $5,000.00 to Hialeah Gardens Senior High School.      

The funds were raised at the "Drive one 4 UR School" event from Ford Motor Co.

Innovative test-drive event yields much-needed money for Athletic programs and extra curriculum activities.

Hialeah, Fl. December 6, 2011 - GUS Machado Ford, Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, and members of the local community raised over $5,000.00* for *HIALEAH GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL'S* ATHLETIC PROGRAMS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company's Drive One 4 UR School program. For each of the more than 200 participants who test-drove a Ford vehicle at Hialeah Gardens High School last October 6th, Gus Machado Ford and Ford Motor Company donated $20, with funds going toward the school Athletic and Activities program.

Participants included students, staff, parents and members of the Hialeah and Hialeah Gardens communities. Today Mr. Gus Machado, Mrs. Lilliam Machado together with Mr. Victor Benitez, Lydia Machado and Mr. Hank Dewhurst, presented the check to Dr. Louis Algaze, Principal of Hialeah Gardens High School at the school office.

Since the program's inception in 2007, Drive One 4 UR School has offered 275,000 test-drives at more than 1,500 events to generate over $5 million for high schools nationwide. The money raised during the Drive One 4 UR School program has helped ensure that extracurricular activities like sports and music programs continue in local communities.

"We are thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support Hialeah Gardens High School and I've 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 community a much-needed helping hand," said Mr. Gus Machado, President, Gus Machado Ford.

"With all the cutbacks in school budgets, finding creative ways to fundraise is imperative," said Dr. Louis Algaze, Hialeah Gardens High School Principal. "What they're doing is a blessing for our students, and it says a lot about who they are as a company. The money raised during the "Drive One 4 UR School" event will help in the School Athletic programs, and extra curriculum activities for the students."

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