Education funding has been hit hard ever since the 2008 recession. Oklahoma; in particular, has felt the effects of education funding cuts more than most. “Oklahoma has made the deepest cuts to school funding in the U.S. since the 2008 recession,” according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 
Buick is responding to the recent education shortfalls by creating the Buick “Drive For Your Students.” The Buick “Drive For Your Students” fundraiser is a test-drive initiative that partners Buick dealerships with local high schools. Buick hopes the "Drive For Your Students" test-drive initiative will help 100 communities across the country, including Oklahoma, offset the rising costs of after-school programs and reduce local deficits. One of those communities is part of the Ferguson Buick GMC community.
Ferguson Buick GMC is partnering up with Coweta Public Schools and Coweta High School for the Buick “Drive For Your Students.”
How does the Buick “Drive For Your Students.” test-drive initiative work?
During the Ferguson Buick “Drive for Your Students,” Ferguson Buick GMC and Coweta High School will work together to host a Buick test-drive event. Representatives from Ferguson Buick GMC will set up a test-drive course on the Coweta High School parking lot. Ferguson Buick GMC will also be bringing new Buick SUV and sedan models, including the 2015 Buick Enclave and 2015 Buick LaCrosse.
For each test drive, Ferguson Buick GMC will donate to Coweta High School and Coweta’s Project Graduation.
This program demonstrates Ferguson Buick GMC’s commitment to our community and to the education of our community's youth.
Coweta High School President, Gary Ellis said in an interview with the Coweta American, “This is quite an opportunity to help raise funds for Project Graduation and Coweta High School,” Ellis said. “What makes this fundraiser unique is that it does not require a personal donation, just about 10 minutes of your time." 
The Ferguson Buick “Drive For Your Students” test-drive initiative provides members of our community with an opportunity to experience new Buick cars and crossovers in a fun, relaxed environment.
New Buick Models to Test-Drive
No purchase is necessary. The only requirements are that the driver must be over 21 years of age, provide proof of insurance and there is a limit of two test drives per household.
The Ferguson Buick “Drive For Your Students” test-drive initiative will be held this Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Coweta High School parking lot from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Ferguson Buick GMC and Coweta High School have set a goal to reach 500 test drives.
If the Ferguson Buick “Drive For Your Students” test-drive initiative is able to get 500 test drives, Ferguson will donate $10,000 to Coweta High School.
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 Wheeland, C. CowetaAmerican.com "Auto test drives will raise funds for Coweta High, Project Graduation"