Kelleher Ford to raise as much as $6,000 for Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School

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Brandon, Manitoba, April 27, 2017 – Kelleher Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited’s innovative Drive One 4 UR School program to the Brandon community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School. For every person who test-drives a Ford vehicle at the school on April 29, 2017, Kelleher Ford and Ford of Canada will donate $20 to the Crocus Plains Football Club.

“We’re excited to partner with Crocus Plains School to help raise funds for their football club,” said Mike Boutilier, General Sales Manager at Kelleher Ford. “The Drive One program is a great opportunity for us to help a local high school cover some expenses while showcasing Ford of Canada’s innovative safety technologies and eco-friendly options to parents, teenagers and other drivers.” The event, which will be held from 8:00 a.m. till 4:15 p.m., will feature the full range of Ford cars and SUVs, as well as select F-Series models.

Since the start of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School and Community programs in 2010, more than 77,000 test-drives at more than 500 events have generated over $1 million in donations for high schools and organizations in Canada. Kelleher Ford has participated in Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Community/School program for six years and has made an impact in the community by raising in excess of $67,960 to support organizations such as Heart and Stroke Foundation, Funds for Furry Friends, Brandon Search and Rescue, and more.

In addition to raising much-needed revenue for worthwhile causes, Drive One events give participants the chance to experience Ford’s new vehicles and safety technologies, including:

Voice Recognition: Voice control, or a simple tap on your touchscreen, allows you to interact with the responsive system. For example you can ask your car for restaurant suggestions simply by saying “I’m hungry.”

Siri Integration: Once your iPhone is paired your contacts can be downloaded to the system, allowing you to make a phone call with a simple tap on the screen and voice command. The conversation is easily heard through your vehicle’s speakers. You can also respond to a text message or make a dinner reservation while keeping your eyes on the road. Hands-free calling is paired through other smartphones as well.

Music Search and Control: By simply saying “play” followed by an artist or song name, SYNC® 3 will start playing your favourite music right from your smartphone. You can also use your voice to shuffle through over 120 SiriusXM Satellite Radio stations.

Your Trusted Navigator: Entering your destination is a breeze and your vehicle will guide the way. Don’t worry about getting lost – you can trust SYNC® 3 to help you find your destination, and even create a quick detour if you need to stop at an ATM, store, or gas station along the way.

To participate, please visit Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, 1930 1st Street, between 8:00 a.m. till 4:15 p.m. on April 29, 2017.

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