THE CHRYSLER BRAND SURPRISES SCHOOLS WITH A $5,000 BONUS
January 7, 2014 by Chrysler
◾Five schools from Drive for the Kids™ program rewarded with additional funding for fundraising excellence
January 7, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich.
- The Chrysler brand announced today the five schools that will each receive an award of $5,000 in additional funding through its Drive for the Kids™ program for exceeding the expectation for test drive participation during each school's fundraiser.
The five schools are:
◾California Region: Pinon Mesa Middle School, Phelan, Calif.
◾Central Region: Westwoods Elementary School, Traverse City, Mich.
◾Northeast Region: Twin Towers Middle School, Middletown, N.Y.
◾Southeast: Algood Elementary School, Cookeville, Tenn.
◾Southwest: Valley Springs Elementary School, Valley Springs, Ark.
'The Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids program continues to work toward enriching the educational foundation of our schools across America,' said Al Gardner, President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand. 'Awarding an additional amount of $5,000 to each of the five schools that exceeded expectations at their local Drive for the Kids fundraiser is our way of thanking the school representatives and active parents, in addition to local dealerships, who all worked together to organize the fundraiser within their local communities.'
Through Drive for the Kids, participating schools received a $10 contribution from the Chrysler brand on behalf of everyone who took a brief test drive in a Chrysler Town & Country minivan — highest ranked in loyalty 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 the local dealership. Each school is at liberty to delegate their donation to their particular need.
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Since 1993, when Drive for the Kids 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.
About Drive for the Kids™
Chrysler brand has long been committed to enriching the lives of youth across America. Since 1993, when Drive for the Kids was first introduced, the Chrysler brand and its dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation, contributing almost $5 million directly to local schools for student needs. Participating schools received a $10 contribution from Chrysler brand on behalf of everyone who took a brief test drive in a Chrysler Town & Country minivan, the highest-ranking minivan in the 2013 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM, or another Chrysler brand vehicle that was available for test drive on the day of a test-drive event. From playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers, the Chrysler brand is proud of this tradition of community involvement. In 2013, the Chrysler brand completed more than 300 Drive for the Kids events across the country. For more information, please visit www.drive4kids.com.
About 2013 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Town & Country is the most-awarded minivan, with the highest owner loyalty in the segment and the most innovative seating and storage system with standard Stow 'n Go Seats. Town & Country's award-winning powertrain delivers best-in-class horsepower without sacrificing fuel efficiency. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a two-time 'Ward's 10 Best Engine' winner and produces 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-6 is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transmission. A fuel economizer mode helps the driver maximize fuel efficiency, and premium, lower-rolling-resistance tires, and low-drag brake calipers and rear bearings make great fuel economy possible. Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 25 on the highway.
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and offers over 40 available safety, security and technology features, providing customers the safety they expect to ensure peace of mind when traveling. Standard safety features include ParkView rear back up camera, front seat-mounted air bags, a driver-side inflatable knee blocker, advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags, side-curtain air bags for all three rows, and electronic stability control, including Brake Assist and all-speed traction control. Optional on Touring and standard on Touring L and Limited models is the SafetyTec Group consisting of rain-sensitive windshield wipers, Smartbeam headlamps, ParkSense rear park assist system, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.
Town & Country's latest minivan innovation is the new dual-screen Blu-ray DVD rear-seat entertainment system; a system that plays both Blu-ray and standard DVDs, and has High Definition Media Input (HDMI) connectivity and standard higher-resolution second-row and third-row screens.
About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1926.
Whether it is the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, the sleek elegant styling of the Chrysler 200 Convertible, or the family room on wheels functionality of the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the Stow 'n Go® seating and storage system on the Chrysler Town & Country, the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300 and Uconnect phone utilizing Bluetooth technology on the Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 200 Convertible.
The world-class interior of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan is beautifully crafted with high-quality materials that are soft to the touch, and offers tech-savvy entertainment features and smart storage and seating options including Stow 'n Go® seating with one-touch fold-down function, dual DVD entertainment system, navigation and SIRIUSXM satellite radio with Travel Link making the Chrysler Town & Country the ultimate family vehicle. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a 'Ward's 10 Best Engine' and produces a best-in-class 283 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a fuel economizer mode. Town & Country achieves 17 miles per gallon in the city, 25 on the highway.
The Chrysler brand's succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand's standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.