Before the Fernie Ghostriders took to the ice on the last weekend in January, they were presented with a cheque for $4,000 as a contribution to their continuing education. Jesse Johnson of Fernie Ford handed over the cheque to Barb Anderson, president of the Ghostriders, and Dylan Robertson, team captain.
The money was raised as part of a special community event hosted by Ford called Drive One 4UR Community back in September 2014. In this event, Ford donates money for every person who takes a test drive in one of their cars. The event is held all around the country and each dealership partners with an organization that can benefit from the funds. Some of them are national charities while others are local organizations like the Fernie Ghostriders.
According to Loretta Johnson, the Fixed Operations Manager at Fernie Ford, it is important to the team that they are involved in local events that benefit the community. The scholarship money will help players as they move beyond life with the Ghostriders.
This event is just one of the ways that Fernie Ford gets involved in the local communities and supports those who are helping others. It allows us a chance to give back in a tangential way and at the same time, people get a chance to check out the newest models.
Thank you everyone who volunteered for this event and to those who took a test drive.