Posted: 06/06/08 08:39 AM
Meador Chrysler Jeep(R) and E. Ray Elementary School Compete in National Dodge Journey Drive for the Kids School Challenge
Texas Elementary School Competes Against 49 Schools Across the Country for Grand Prize - a Cash Contribution to Support Literacy and Student Enrichment
- Event sponsored by Meador Chrysler Jeep(R) in partnership with E. Ray Elementary School
- E. Ray Elementary School raised money through Dodge Journey test drives for educational materials and student enrichment programs
- E. Ray Elementary School competes with 49 schools across the country for grand prize $5,000 donation from Chrysler
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Meador Chrysler Jeep(R) and the Fort Worth, Texas, community came together to support student education programs at E. Ray Elementary School, by combining student literacy and test drives in the Dodge Journey Drive for the Kids School Challenge on Thursday, June 5, 2008.
Through 175 test drives of the all-new 2009 Dodge Journey, the brand's first crossover vehicle, E. Ray Elementary School raised more than $1,300. The money raised through the Dodge Journey test drives will support the school's education programs.
Meador Chrysler Jeep, located in the heart of Fort Worth, partnered with the E. Ray Elementary School and provided the vehicles to the school for the test drives. For each test drive and completed questionnaire Chrysler donated $5 for the first 100 test drives and $10 for each drive over 100.
"We were excited to partner with Meador Chrysler Jeep and participate in the Dodge Journey Drive for the Kids School Challenge," said Mya Asberry, Principal of E. Ray Elementary School. "The money raised will directly benefit the annual Austin trip for our fourth grade students. I am proud of the dedication from the students, families and community members that made this a successful event."
In addition to the money raised, E. Ray Elementary School will participate in a friendly competition against 49 schools across the country for the grand prize. The school with the most test drives and completed questionnaires will receive an additional $5,000 contribution to support its school's literacy and student enrichment programs.
"Chrysler is pleased to celebrate 15 years of the Drive for the Kids program by highlighting the newest vehicle in the Dodge product line, the 2009 Journey," said Mike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand Marketing & Communications. "The Dodge Journey and Drive for the Kids are about making dreams come true, and it has been inspiring to watch this program grow. We congratulate the students, families and friends of E. Ray Elementary School on their outstanding performance and wish them the best of luck in the national competition."
About Drive for the Kids
The Drive for the Kids national program was created in 1993 to help parents raise money for educational and student enrichment programs. It has been held at more than 5,000 school events, raised more than $2.8 million and conducted more than a half million test drives. Drive for the Kids combines a fundraiser for the school with an opportunity for parents to try out Dodge's newest crossover, the Dodge Journey. The program is a fun and easy way for schools to earn money to benefit students.
Participating Schools and Dealerships
April 16, 2008 Field Elementary Dick Scott Dodge
April 17, 2008 Bermudian Springs Middle School Hanover Dodge Jeep
York Springs, PA
April 18, 2008 Avon Elementary School Wells Dodge Chrysler
Avon Park, FL
April 18, 2008 Edison Elementary School Minot Chrysler Center
April 19, 2008 Fremont Christian School Deur Speet Motors
April 19, 2008 Ellen Smith Elementary School Superior Dodge Chrysler
Conway, AR Jeep
April 19, 2008 Thomas Jefferson Elementary Brickner Chrysler Center
April 25, 2008 Booth Elementary School Marc Dodge
April 25, 2008 Dent-Phelps Elementary Al West Chrysler Dodge
April 25, 2008 Zolfo Elementary School English Chrysler Dodge
Zolfo Springs, FL Jeep
April 25, 2008 Cody Elementary School Bob Mayber Motor ***
North Platte, NE
April 25, 2008 Wilson Elementary School Ferman Motors of Plant
Plant City, FL City
April 25, 2008 Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Walden Motors
April 26, 2008 Mt. Airy Elementary School Altavista Motors
April 27, 2008 Cather Elementary School Baxter Chrysler Jeep
Omaha, NE Dodge
April 28, 2008 Pierce Street Elementary School Tupelo Auto Sales
April 29, 2008 St. John's Lutheran School Brickner's Park City
Merrill, WI Motors, Inc.
April 30, 2008 Eagle Heights Elementary School Clinton Chrysler Dodge
Clinton, IA Jeep
May 1, 2008 East Side Intermediate School Jim Hayes, Inc.
May 2, 2008 Lake Forest Elementary School Benson Chrysler Dodge
May 2, 2008 Belington Elementary School Town & Country Chrysler
Belington, WV Dodge
May 2, 2008 Clay Road Baptist School Helfman Dodge Inc.
May 2, 2008 Lewiston Elementary School Feeny Chrysler of Gaylord
May 2, 2008 Milton Middle School B.Z. Motors
May 2, 2008 St. Francis Elementary School Adamson Motors
May 3, 2008 Trinity Episcopal Day School Heritage Chrysler Dodge
Natchez, MS Jeep
May 9, 2008 Downeast Elementary School Bangor Chrysler Dodge
May 9, 2008 St Francis Holy Angels School Bill Marsh Automotive
Traverse City, MI Group
May 9, 2008 Central Elementary School Doug Smith Autoplex
Pleasant Grove, UT Chrysler
May 9, 2008 Hurlock Elementary School Schaefer & Strominger
May 10, 2008 Odyssey Charter School Doug Smith Autoplex
American Fork, UT Chrysler
May 12, 2008 Hook Elementary School Bruner Motors, Inc.
May 15, 2008 Raymond L. Young Elementary Bill Stanford Chrysler
Talladega, AL Jeep Dodge
May 16, 2008 Elimsport Elementary School VanCampen Chrysler Jeep
Allenwood, PA Dodge
May 16, 2008 St. John Elementary School Thelen Chrysler
May 16, 2008 Munford Elementary Bill Stanford Chrysler
Munford, AL Jeep Dodge
May 16, 2008 Country Elementary School Pinckney Dodge Chrysler
Pinckney, MI Jeep
May 17, 2008 Eugene Padan Elementary School Dodge Chrysler Jeep of
Vacaville, CA Vacaville
May 18, 2008 West Stafford Elementary School Bolles Chrysler Dodge
Stafford Springs, CT Jeep
May 20, 2008 North Bay Elementary School Champion Chrysler
Bay St. Louis, MS
May 21, 2008 St. Michael's Elementary Scott Preusse, Inc.
May 30, 2008 Saegert Elementary School Dodge Country
May 31, 2008 Greenwood Elementary School Millerstown Chrysler
June 1, 2008 Brocton Central School Farrell Chrysler Dodge
June 5, 2008 E. Ray Elementary School Longhorn Dodge
Fort Worth, TX
June 6, 2008 Boardmanville Elementary School Paul Brown Dodge
June 12, 2008 Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Miller Motor Auto Team
June 13, 2008 David B. Crane Elementary School Cortese Dodge
June 14, 2008 St. Agnes School Genesse Valley Motors
Source: Chrysler LLC