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  1. 1. NEWS Contact Lindy Kampman : (515) 280-4857 IMMEDIATE RELEASE RAISE MONEY FOR NEW PRAGUE HIGH SCHOOL BY TEST DRIVING A FORD NEW PRAGUE, MN, September 13, 2008 – In an innovative twist on conventional fundraising, the community of New Prague will have the opportunity to earn money for New Prague High School simply by test driving a new Ford vehicle. For every participant who takes an all-new Flex, or a new Focus, Edge or other Ford vehicle for a spin during the Cruise 4 UR School event on September 13, Ford and New Prague Ford will donate $20 (up to a total of $6,000) to New Prague High School. Money raised from the event will go to the high school activities fund which supports a wide range of activities, benefiting all students. Participants can register to win prizes ranging from free gas to model cars. Not only is this a great opportunity to generate much-needed funding for school activities, but it is also the perfect time to check out the newest Ford product lineup, which features new cars, trucks and crossovers loaded with cutting-edge safety, quality and design innovations. These are the same advancements that helped Ford earn the most top-quality vehicle ratings in the industry, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ Initial Quality Study. 1 Go to for news releases and high-resolution photographs.
  2. 2. Additionally, some of the models available will feature Ford’s exclusive new SYNC technology, a fully integrated, voice-activated communications and entertainment system that works with most digital media players and Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. To participate in this exciting opportunity, and to get a firsthand look at Ford’s all new offerings, interested individuals should visit New Prague Ford Lincoln Mercury between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Ford Motor Company recognizes that schools need to raise funds to support their extracurricular activities. So, the Cruise 4 UR School program was developed as a unique and exciting way to engage the local community and support their fund-raising efforts. Since launching in December of 2007, more than one hundred Cruise 4 UR School events have taken place nationwide, raising thousands of dollars to support sporting and extracurricular activities. ### About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 228,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit Cruise 4 UR School Featured Vehicles Flex Introducing the all-new 2009 Flex. Here’s your invitation to swerve the norm with a new crossover that delivers agile moves, three rows of seating, an incredible EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway, and yeah, even a second-row refrigerator option. (Ordinary never saw it coming.) 2 Go to for news releases and high-resolution photographs.
  3. 3. Focus Featuring great styling throughout, an enhanced driving experience with up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway with manual transmission, and the latest in smart technology features, the new Focus is the next must-have gadget. Fusion With a true driver’s car look and feel and first-in-class features like available all-wheel drive and six-speed transmission*, Fusion brings personality and attitude to the previously boring class of midsize sedans. Taurus The reinvented Taurus is rated the safest full-size sedan in America and the most spacious sedan in its class.** Featuring smart design and a host of standard safety and technology features, the 2008 Taurus is designed for today’s modern family. Taurus X Built for active families, the 2008 Taurus X combines impressive comfort and versatility with the latest in safety technology. Its smart, family-first design earned it the title of “Safest seven- passenger crossover in America.†” Edge The Edge crossover has the spirit of a sports car and the versatility of an SUV. With bold styling inside and out and an available panoramic Vista Roof™, Edge lets you view the world in a whole new way. Escape Ford Escape is an all-around genuine, fun and athletic small SUV. Escape has a new exterior and available 17-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, along with new Ice Blue™ lighting on the center IP and instrument cluster. 3 Go to for news releases and high-resolution photographs.
  4. 4. Escape Hybrid Escape Hybrid can fully operate on either gas or electric power to deliver mileage, up to 34 city mpg.†† Escape Hybrid is also roomy, seats five and has excellent cargo capacity. Explorer With innovative options such as an available, spirited 292-hp V8 engine and five-, six- or seven- passenger seating, Explorer is designed to fit your active life. Expedition Built for big family adventure, Expedition is a capable, comfortable, go-anywhere/do- anything/take-everything vehicle. Sport Trac Whether you’re headed for the open road or out into the backcountry, Sport Trac is designed to tackle it all with confidence. With the optional Control Trac® four-wheel-drive system and independent rear suspension, it’s ready for your kind of action. F-150 Part of the best-selling line of trucks for 31 years straight, Ford F-150 has the highest payload and towing of any truck in its class when properly equipped. No wonder it’s the strongest half- ton pickup. Super Duty® When it comes to capability, Super Duty has no equal. Up to 24,500 lbs. of towing and more than three tons of payload put it in a class by itself, when properly equipped. With power like that, it’s not surprising that F-Series has been America’s best-selling line of trucks for 31 years straight. 4 Go to for news releases and high-resolution photographs.
  5. 5. *Class is midsize sedans **Standard five-passenger Large Car class. †Based on both NHTSA five-star crash ratings and with optional electronic stability control, IIHS Top Safety Pick. Star ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s program ( ††EPA-estimated 34 city/30 hwy mpg, FWD. Actual mileage will vary. For more information about Ford and its vehicles, go to 5 Go to for news releases and high-resolution photographs.