The program allows the chosen charity to benefit from Ford test drives taken by community members at the event. Ford will donate $20 for each test drive (one per household) of a new Ford vehicle that day to the Swift Current SPCA.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the program this year,” says SPCA
Development Officer Teresa Cole. “It’s a simple way for many SPCA supporters in the community to help us out by just committing a few minutes of their time and it’s a chance to see the great vehicles Ford has on offer this year.” She notes that it would be a fun stop for anyone already doing Saturday errands or a great outing for families, with a huge potential impact for the animal shelter.
The event will take place from 10am-5pm at the Swift Current Mall south parking lot, where the public is invited to come and select one of several vehicles to take for a short test drive. Cypress Motors staff will be on hand to answers any vehicle questions. Participants must have a valid driver’s license and the event is drop-in: first-come, first-drive.
The SPCA will be running a hot dog barbecue for the public with the generous assistance of members of the Kiwanis Club of Swift Current from 11am-4pm with proceeds supporting the SPCA as well. There will be several SPCA pets on site for a meet-and-greet/adoption fair and SPCA volunteers will be doing sparkle tattoos for the kids for $5.
“Ford and Cypress Motors love giving back to the community with the ‘Drive 4UR Community’ and ‘Drive 4UR School’ programs each year, “ notes Cypress Motors’ Austin Parsons, who is coordinating the event. “ We are looking forward to the chance to showcase some great Ford cars and trucks and help the dogs and cats in our area through this event.”
The Swift Current SPCA is a local volunteer-directed registered charity which raises 80% of its annual operating budget in the community each year. It serves approximately 250- 300 domestic pets (cats and dogs) annually, operating 24/7 – 365 day a year no-kill shelter services. The SPCA has operated animal shelter services in Swift Current since 1973.