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Dodge Journey Drive for the Kids School Challenge

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Posted: 06/06/08 09:39 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
                 Canton, MI
 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
                 Minot, ND
 April 19, 2008  Fremont Christian School         Deur Speet Motors
                 Fremont, MI
 April 19, 2008  Ellen Smith Elementary School    Superior Dodge Chrysler
                 Conway, AR                        Jeep
 April 19, 2008  Thomas Jefferson Elementary      Brickner Chrysler Center
                 Wausau, WI
 April 25, 2008  Booth Elementary School          Marc Dodge
                 Irvington, AL
 April 25, 2008  Dent-Phelps Elementary           Al West Chrysler Dodge
                 Salem, MO
 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
                 Paragould, AR
 April 26, 2008  Mt. Airy Elementary School       Altavista Motors
                 Gretna, VA
 April 27, 2008  Cather Elementary School         Baxter Chrysler Jeep
                 Omaha, NE                         Dodge
 April 28, 2008  Pierce Street Elementary School  Tupelo Auto Sales
                 Tupelo, MS
 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.
                 Harrisburg, IL
 May 2, 2008     Lake Forest Elementary School    Benson Chrysler Dodge
                 Greenville, SC
 May 2, 2008     Belington Elementary School      Town & Country Chrysler
                 Belington, WV                     Dodge
 May 2, 2008     Clay Road Baptist School         Helfman Dodge Inc.
                 Houston, TX
 May 2, 2008     Lewiston Elementary School       Feeny Chrysler of Gaylord
                 Lewiston, MI
 May 2, 2008     Milton Middle School             B.Z. Motors
                 Milton, PA
 May 2, 2008     St. Francis Elementary School    Adamson Motors
                 Rochester, MN
 May 3, 2008     Trinity Episcopal Day School     Heritage Chrysler Dodge
                 Natchez, MS                       Jeep
 May 9, 2008     Downeast Elementary School       Bangor Chrysler Dodge
                 Bangor, ME
 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
                 Hurlock, MD
 May 10, 2008    Odyssey Charter School           Doug Smith Autoplex
                 American Fork, UT                 Chrysler
 May 12, 2008    Hook Elementary School           Bruner Motors, Inc.
                 Stephenville, TX
 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
                 Essexville, MI
 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.
                 Morgan, MN
 May 30, 2008    Saegert Elementary School        Dodge Country
                 Killeen, TX
 May 31, 2008    Greenwood Elementary School      Millerstown Chrysler
                 Millerstown, PA
 June 1, 2008    Brocton Central School           Farrell Chrysler Dodge
                 Brocton, NY
 June 5, 2008    E. Ray Elementary School         Longhorn Dodge
                 Fort Worth, TX
 June 6, 2008    Boardmanville Elementary School  Paul Brown Dodge
                 Olean, NY
 June 12, 2008   Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Miller Motor Auto Team
                 Binghamton, NY
 June 13, 2008   David B. Crane Elementary School Cortese Dodge
                 Rochester, NY
 June 14, 2008   St. Agnes School                 Genesse Valley Motors
                 Avon, NY

Source: Chrysler LLC  

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