SOURCE: Gurnee Ford Lincoln Mercury

Ford Lincoln Mercury Dealer near Chicago, Gurnee IL

May 05, 2010 13:51 ET

Gurnee Ford Drive-a-Thon Supports Warren High School

GURNEE, IL--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) - With dreams of owning a new Ford, high school students got the chance to test drive brand new Fords including F150, Mustang, and Fusion at Gurnee Ford Lincoln Mercury near Chicago. For each quick test drive the Chicago Ford Dealership donated money to the Warren Township High School Athletic Boosters.

Participants in the Drive-a-Thon took a ten minute test drive in one of nine new Ford vehicles ranging from muscle-bound Mustangs to feisty Ford Fusions. The dealership then donated a fixed amount per drive to the WHTS Athletic Boosters. This promotion led to a flurry of activity in the Gurnee showroom, however the biggest winners were the kids.

"I was thanked by both teachers and parents for this event. The kids were fantastic and it always feels great to be part of a winning cause," said Tim Barcel, Sales Specialist at Gurnee Ford Lincoln Mercury.

Through annual fundraising events, concession stand sales and annual membership dues, the WTHS Blue Devil Booster Club raises money to purchase equipment and supplies necessary for our kids to participate in team sports.

The WTHS Athletic Boosters have plans to buy new goals for the soccer team, new helmets for the football team and new uniforms for the cheerleaders, track team and girls soccer team. With the support of Gurnee Ford and other community leaders, the WTHS Athletic Boosters are sure to provide top-quality equipment and facilities for all Blue Devil athletes.

The Drive-a-Thon lasted from April 23rd-25th 2010 and raised a significant amount of money for the cause. Next month, Gurnee Ford Lincoln Mercury will be sponsoring the Hole-in-One Prize at WTHS's 13th Annual Golf Outing on Friday June 4, 2010 at the Bittersweet Golf Course.

More information on Warren Township High School and the Blue Devil Athletic Boosters can be found at

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