Fundraiser produces $2,000-plus for CCHS

Community members were encouraged to test-drive vehicles during the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraiser. When participants test drove a car, $10 went towards Caldwell County High School's basketball teams. Participants were also entered to win a grand prize.


Caldwell County High School and Trice Hughes, Inc. raised more than $2,000 for the school's basketball teams during a fundraising event in October at the Butler parking lot.

According to a news release, Trice Hughes partnered with CCHS to raise money during the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraising initiative. Through Chrysler's Cars for Classrooms fundraiser, the Chrysler brand contributes money toward schools on behalf of every test drive participant.

Parents and friends of the school had the opportunity to earn money for CCHS students by taking a brief test drive in the Chrysler Pacifica or Pacifica Hybrid.

For each test drive taken during the fundraising event, Chrysler donated $10 to CCHS. Chrysler also offered the school a chance to earn additional funding by doubling its contribution and donating $20 per test drive once the school reaches a certain threshold of drives.

"For over 25 years, The Chrysler brand has been helping to raise money for schools like Caldwell County High School," Midwest Business Center Regional Director Eric Johnson said.

He said the school enjoyed raising money for a great cause with families and the local community.

"We always look forward to giving back to the community and the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms initiative is a great way to do it," Johnson said.

"On behalf of the Chrysler brand and the dealership, I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to participate in this test drive to help us raise money for such a deserving group of students."

He said all test drive participants automatically entered for a chance to win the 2019 FCA US LLC Sweepstakes where one winner will receive a vehicle credit in the amount of $70,000 valid toward the winner's choice of an FCA US LLC vehicle from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck or Fiat brands.

Since 1993, the brand has helped raise more than $7 million through fundraising test drives. Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms supports local PTAs and schools across the country by involving family in matters of education and raising money for local schools.