Raise money with Dale Howard and local community by taking the wheel with Ford

Raise money with Dale Howard and local community by taking the wheel with Ford

-Exciting test-drive fundraising event will generate much-needed money for improvement to the Legion Field facilities, helping support the local community.

Iowa Falls, Iowa – Ford Motor Company and its dealers are working together to benefit communities nationwide. Drive 4 UR Community, designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations, is very similar in concept to Ford's successful Drive 4 UR School initiative. To date, Ford dealerships across the United States have helped raised more than $35 million for local schools and non-profits thanks to their hard work and partnership with the Drive 4 UR School and Drive 4 UR Community programs.

The Dale Howard Dealership is bringing Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR Community program to the Iowa Falls community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for improvements at the softball fields at Legion Field. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Cadet Field on April 20th, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Iowa Falls American Legion Field Project. The funds will be used to improve the dugouts on the west and east fields and level the courtyard between the fields.

"We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available," said Steve Howard at the Dale Howard dealership. "We're excited to raise money to help improve the facilities at Legion Field that are used for youth programming, community rec leagues and Ellsworth's collegiate softball program's use."

"This event and the improvements it will fund, will allow the Legion Field complex to be an asset to our community programs and the college teams that play at Legion Field.  Each type of play on the fields brings visitors to our community and provides a great quality of life partnership for our community." Shared Ellsworth Community College Athletic Director and Softball Coach Nate Forsyth.

The event, which will be held from noon to 7 p.m. , will feature many vehicles from Ford's impressive line-up. "Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Focus, or want to try out technology features like Active Park Assist in the Escape, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle," said Tony Howard. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

To participate in this exciting event and get behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle, please visit Cadet Field between noon and 7 p.m. on April 20th.  

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household.  All test-drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes.


Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.