Buick Drive for your Students event has steady turnout

 

 

By RTT Staff

 

The Buick Drive for your Students returned to Amherstburg Buick GMC last Saturday with a steady turnout of people reported.

While the results won’t be made official for a few weeks on how many people turned out and how much money was raised, organizers were happy with how things went. For every test drive, $20 was donated to the club, program or sports team of their choosing at General Amherst High School. The donation could also go into a general account for the school.

Another “Buick Drive for your Students” was held at Amherstburg Buick GMC last Saturday. From left: sponsor John D'Alimonte, co-organizer/teacher Greg Scott, Jaiden Mulder, Sadie Bratt, Julie Wingerden, Amherstburg GM general manager Scott Elliott, general sales manager Mike Bezzoubkin.

Another “Buick Drive for your Students” was held at Amherstburg Buick GMC last Saturday. From left: sponsor John D’Alimonte, co-organizer/teacher Greg Scott, Jaiden Mulder, Sadie Bratt, Julie Wingerden, Amherstburg GM general manager Scott Elliott, general sales manager Mike Bezzoubkin.

“We’ve had a pretty good amount of people test drive,” said event co-organizer and Amherst physical education department head Greg Scott. “It’s great to see the people come out for the test drive event.”

A similar test drive event last fall set a Canadian record with 571 test drives and raised the maximum $10,000 donation from Buick.

Scott Elliott, general manager of Amherstburg Buick GMC, was also pleased with the turnout. He said it was busy and that there was “good support from the people of Amherstburg.”

The dealership and the high school thanked the supporters and sponsors, the latter of which included John D’Alimonte and Kim Wheeler from Re/Max. Scott added his leadership class from General Amherst also helped run the event.

“It’s a good opportunity to take what they’ve learned and apply it to an actual event,” said Scott.

Scott noted that Jaiden Mulder and Mercedes Bratt were in charge of running the event and Lance Tofflemire, who was also in his leadership, was instrumental to its success. Joanne Capel-Cure and Julie Wingerden from parent council were also extremely helpful, added Scott.

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