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Cardinal Dodge and Bullitt Central FFA Chapter announced that the two organizations raised more than $1,750 in scholarship and operational funds through the Hometown Scholarship Program.
Through the program Bullitt Central FFA members accepted suggested donations of $5.00 from Shepherdsville community members.
The donors were then invited to visit the dealership for a t-shirt as well a chance to win an all-new 2009 Dodge Ram truck.
The donated funds are earmarked for FFA scholarships and the FFA’s treasury for operational and leadership needs.
The Hometown Scholarship program is a national program conducted through local high school organizations that are matched with local dealerships.
Since its inception in 2003, Hometown Scholarship programs have raised an estimated $3.8 million in scholarship funds.
“Not only did Cardinal Dodge provide this opportunity for our FFA chapter, but also supported, promoted, and elevated the Hometown Scholarship beyond our expectations,” stated, Michael Peake, teacher. “The funds raised through this program will help send Bullitt Central FFA members to college, attend conventions, and develop future leaders.”
“This program gave Cardinal Dodge an opportunity to directly impact and participate with kids,” said Winston Pitman, owner. “As a business member in the area, we feel it’s our responsibility to assist out students as they strive for success and meet their goals.”
High school FFA chapters throughout the country participate in the program, which was sponsored in part by Dodge Dealers.