Drive for the KidsTM Program Rewards Additional Funding for Fundraising Excellence

VICTORVILLE, CA., Jan. 7, 2014 – The Chrysler brand announced today that Pinon Mesa Middle School of Phelan will receive an award of $5,000 in additional funding through its Drive for the KidsTM program, for exceeding the expectation for test drive participation during the school’s fundraiser held by Victorville Motors Inc.  The $5,000 bonus will be going to the Associated Student Body (ASB) and specifically to the academic achievement program known as the Renaissance program.

“Working with Victorville Motors after 25 years of executing fundraisers for schools, has been the most pleasant experience and was one that is honestly held to help kids,” said Curt Chase, Activities Director for Pinon Mesa Middle School. “On behalf of all students and staff at Pinon Mesa Middle School, we cannot thank Victorville Motors Inc. and the Chrysler brand enough. Over the last few years times have been tough for schools financially, and so this funding helps us to get back on track to support student academic achievement and make our school a safe place for kids to attend and learn.”

Through Drive for the KidsTM, participating schools received a $10 contribution from the Chrysler brand on behalf of everyone who took a brief test drive in a Town & Country minivan—highest ranked in loyalty for more than 10 years in a row— as well as additional Chrysler brand vehicles available for test drive on the day of the fundraiser, courtesy of Victorville Motors Inc. The Drive for the Kids fundraiser for Pinon Mesa Middle School took place on September 11, 2013 and helped to support the Renaissance program which is always in need of funding that will help reach its annual budget.

“The Chrysler Drive for the KidsTM fundraiser is an important part of our community outreach. Over the past three years we have been able to give back almost $35,000 to our local elementary and middle schools,” said Kevin Smilen, Fleet Manager at Victorville Motors Inc. “We’re excited to continue to do our part to help our local schools with great programs such as Drive for the Kids.”

Since 1993 when Drive for the KidsTM was first introduced, the Chrysler brand and its dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation contributing millions of dollars to local schools to be put directly toward student needs. From playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers, the Chrysler brand is proud of this tradition of community involvement.  For the latest Chrysler brand products and news, visit www.chrysler.com.



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