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Test drive a Ford to help UniTec

Across the United States, there are vital arts, music and sports programs being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints and lack of funding.

Today’s youth are missing out on extremely valuable opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their interests. Sam Scism Ford wants to keep these opportunities available for local students at the UniTec Career Center.

Sam Scism Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to the community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for UniTec Career Center. For every person who takes the wheel and test drives a new Ford vehicle at UniTec Career Center on April 24, Sam Scism Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to UniTec Career Center. The funds will go toward funding SKILLS USA.

“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 Kent Scism at Sam Scism Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for UniTec Career Center’s Skills USA.”

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up.

“Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, or are more interested in an electric vehicle, like the C-MAX, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Kent Scism. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test drive.

Since the start of Ford’s Drive 4 UR School program in 2007, more than $25 million in donations have been generated for high schools nationwide.

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 seven to 10 minutes.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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