Brown Motors & Petoskey Band Boosters Partner to Raise $4460 For Petoskey Band Program


Derrick Brown & Erik Brown of Brown Motors present a donation to the Petoskey band instructors (Duane Willson, Barry Bennett, Patrick Ryan).

Brown Motors, Petoskey Band Boosters, and members of the local community raised $4460 for Petoskey Public School’s band program at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School events. More than 200 Petoskey-area residents test-drove a Ford vehicle at Petoskey High School last August, Brown Motors and Ford Motor Company donated $20, with funds going toward transportation costs and replacement tubas.

“I am more than thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support the Petoskey Band program.  Participants had the chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles, while lending our students and community a much-needed helping hand,” said Steve Brown of Brown Motors.

“With all the cutbacks in school budgets, finding creative ways to fund-raise is imperative,” said Patrick Ryan band instructor at Petoskey High School. “The money from Ford will make a difference to our students. Brown Motors is a great supporter of Petoskey schools.”

The entire Brown Motors Team feels a huge responsibility to give back to & support the communities we live in from Charlevoix to Mackinaw City and Cheboygan to Petoskey. Many of Brown Motors employees are active participants in their communities.


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