Ford fundraiser for Chilliwack FC

This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chilliwack Ford will team up with Chilliwack FC to host a major fundraising event.

Titled ‘Drive One 4 UR Community,’ the event invites Chilliwack community members to test drive a new Ford vehicle, and help raise up to $6,000 for CFC.

Ford of Canada and Chilliwack Ford will donate $20 to CFC for each participant who takes a test drive.

The event will be held at 45130 Wolfe Road in Chilliwack.

“We know how important physical activity is to kids, and we want to help make soccer accessible to all kids in the area,” said Chilliwack Ford’s Paul McManus. “Proceeds from this event will go towards a scholarship fund for children whose parents can’t afford registration at CFC.”

CFC president Andrea Laycock says there are roughly 20 children every year who have financial issues that migh prevent them from playing soccer.

Each year, CFC finds a way to make it work through the general operating budget. With the help of this fundraiser, CFC hopes to take care of these kids and funnel money into other areas.

Laycock specifically mentioned CFC’s academy program.

“Some will go to equipment and some to uniforms — little bits here and there that will keep the fees from getting to the point where the academy is unattainable to kids,” Laycock elaborated. “This fundraiser is pretty wild, and to me a no-brainer. All you have to do is show up and drive a car. Get in. Drive. Come back and we get 20 bucks.”

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household.

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