Upcoming Event: PHS Ford Fundraiser for New Marquee


Palatine High School’s marquee has been in need of extensive repairs throughout the last couple of years. However, new technology has made it more cost effective for the school to simply replace the sign.

This is why the entire Palatine community is invited to take part in the “Drive One 4UR School” fundraiser sponsored by Arlington Heights Ford and hosted at PHS on April 28.

Participants will test drive a variety of Ford automobiles, including the Mustang, Edge, Escape, Fusion, and Fiesta. For each test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the PHS V.I.P. Booster Club with a maximum pledge of $6,000 to support the cause.

Those who participate need to be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one entry per household. There will also be a raffle where participants can win a number of prizes including a $50 Visa gift card, $100 Abt Electronics gift certificate, a BlackBerry phone (valued at $400), and six free car washes from Delta Sonic (valued at $72).

Currently, $18,200 has been raised for this initiative by the PHS V.I.P. Booster Club.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. until noon in the stadium parking lot at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road, in Palatine.