DEARBORN, Michigan — Select Ford dealerships will turn their showrooms into rehearsal stages with a Foreigner band member as part of the automaker's latest Drive 4 UR School fundraising event, Ford announced on Monday.
The high school fundraising program will team up with the rock band to create and host special choir fundraisers in select states.
The program, Rock Then Roll 4 UR School, will take place in tandem with Foreigner concerts in October.
High school choirs in select cities will be able to submit a video clip of their choir performing the Foreigner standard "I Want to Know What Love Is" for the chance to go on to perform the song on stage with the band at a Foreigner concert.
Participating dealers will open their doors for choir rehearsals. The choirs can host a Drive 4 UR School event to raise up to $6,000 for their music program. Ford also will match Foreigner with a $500 donation to the choir.
The Rock Then Roll 4 UR School events kick off on October 5 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Other venues include the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 9 and the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina on October 18.
Ford's Drive 4 UR School has raised more than $25 million for high schools across the U.S. Schools can raise money for any purpose, from sports to trips.
High schools team up with Ford dealerships to organize Drive 4 UR School events. The dealerships provide the vehicles for test drives. For each valid test drive conducted during the fundraiser, Ford donates $20 to the school, up to $6,000.
Edmunds says: Ford dealers strike a happy note with this popular fundraising program that puts students in the spotlight with Foreigner. Interested choirs should keep in touch with their local Ford dealer for more information.