County FFA Chapters Holding Test Drive Fundraiser Saturday
April 15, 2014 – Madisonville KY—On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hopkins County Central and Madisonville North Hopkins FFA Chapters will hold a test drive fundraiser at Hudson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to raise money for the National FFA Organization in support of local FFA chapter leadership programs. The event is part of a national day of test drive fundraising events held at participating dealerships across the country in celebration of the future of agriculture.
FFA members, alumni, friends, and the general public are invited to go to the dealership, located at 1055 Crossing Place and take a test drive in a new Ram truck. For each test drive completed during the fundraiser, the Ram Truck brand will donate $20 to FFA, up to $2,000. Hudson will have the new Ram 1500, Motor Trend’s back-to-back “Truck of the Year®,” and a full-line of Ram trucks available for participants to experience and drive. Volunteers from the dealership and the chapter will be on hand to assist during the event. Anyone age 18 or over, with a valid driver’s license, may drive and earn a donation.
“Together with Hudson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram we hope to raise up to $2,000 in one day,” said Brooke White and Jim Bragg of the County’s FFA Chapters. “This is a great opportunity for our friends and family to lend their support without having to reach into their own pockets. One hundred percent of the Ram Truck donation goes directly to FFA leadership programs.”
“Everyone is invited to come out and join us at the dealership,” continued Ms. White and Mr. Bragg “Take a short test drive in the Ram truck of your choice, and help raise money for ‘the next crop’ of farmers and leaders in the agriculture community. The day of the event, the FFA chapters will also be grilling and serving concessions, as well as offering corn hole tournaments, face painting, and much more!”
All test drive participants will also be entered into the 2014 Chrysler Group National Giveaway for a chance to win $45,000 toward any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle.
Ram’s relationship with the National FFA Organization spans more than 60 years. With the premiere of its “Farmer” video during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII, the Ram Truck brand declared 2013 the “Year of the Farmer,” and launched a year-long initiative to bring national attention to the significance of the American farmer. Ram donated $1 million to the National FFA Organization after views of the “Farmer” video on the Ram Truck brand website reached a 10-million view milestone in less than one week. “The Next Crop Project” is the Ram Truck brand’s way of turning the focus even more directly on the future leaders of agriculture. It is a celebration of, and investment in, tomorrow’s biologists, chemists, veterinarians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and farmers.