Ford fundraiser generates $2,600 for HHS Booster Club

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Drive4URSchool1329.jpg Terry Hagen (left) and Randy Hagen (right), co-owners of Hillsboro Ford, present Rod Hamm, president of the Hillsboro Booster Club, with a check for more than $2,600 from the DriveOne4URSchool campaign held Sept. 12. The program, which is sponsored by Ford Motor Co. and Hillsboro Ford, is a way to help organizations such as the booster club in its fundraising efforts. For every person who test drove a new Ford, $20 was donated to the club. Last spring, Hamm said, Hillsboro Ford donated $3,800 from the program, enabling the booster club to buy wooden platforms and mirrors in the high school weight room. It also provided money to buy picnic tables and air conditioning in the press box at the new stadium. ?This is really unbelievable that we could bring in this kind of money for the Hillsboro Booster Club,? Hamm said. ?It would take two Trojan Classics to come up with the kind of money raised in five hours (with the DriveOne4URSchool program).? Terry Hagen said, ?It is because of community involvement that makes Hillsboro what it is.? Both Hamm and the Hagens said it is a ?win-win situation.? Next year, Hillsboro Ford is planning to split proceeds from the DriveOne4UR School with Marion High School?s Booster Club. ?It is a way to maximize our efforts (in helping both schools),? Terry Hagen said. During the fundraising event, Cory Simms, a Tabor student, won a Garmin GPS and Kim Heiser of Hillsboro took home a Microsoft Zune MP3 player.

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