Ford test drives on Thursday raise funds for Laconia High School

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive is bringing Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR School program to the Laconia community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Laconia High School. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle Thursday, September 26th at Laconia High School from 3-7pm, Irwin will donate $20 to Laconia High School. The funds will be used to help contribute to the new Athletic Field.

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. "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 Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group. "We're excited to raise money for a new athletic field for the students of Laconia High School."

The event will feature various Ford vehicles, from the fuel efficient Fusion to the electric C-Max. The Irwin Ford friendly staff will be on site and available to answer any questions and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes.