WNY: Ford Friendship Express Program – 20th Anniversary!
Applications for the 2016 Western New York (WNY) Friendship Express Program are now OPEN! This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Ford Friendship Express Program which began in 1996. It's our way of giving something substantial back to the people and organizations in the community we serve. The program assists charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the WNY area. Our dealer association donates vehicles to help these organizations with their day-to-day operations.
In order to apply, Click Here
to download and fill out the application and to see if your organization qualifies. Once complete, you will return to the following address. Applications must be received by June 30, 2016
in order to be considered.
ATTN: Laurie Hebeler
c/o Eric Mower and Associates
50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1300
Buffalo, NY 14202
2016 Susan G. Komen Western New York
The WNY Ford Dealers are proud to be the Premier Pink presenting sponsor of Susan G. Komen Western New York which includes sponsorship of their annual Race for the Cure and 1st annual Pink the Rink event. Join us at the following events to help as we continue to honor survivors and make progress in the race to advance early detection, treatment and research programs in the fight against breast cancer in our community.
Race for the Cure
Sat, June 11, 2016
NEW LOCATION – RiverWorks Buffalo (359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203)
First Annual Pink the Rink Party
Thanks to all those that came out to support this event. It was a great first year and we hope to see you again next year!
Future Techs Program
The WNY Ford Dealers, along with the Rochester Area and Erie Ford Dealers, want to thank all those that applied for this year’s Future Tech Program. Applications are now closed, but selected schools will be notified in May 2016. Also, be sure to keep an eye out next year for another chance to apply.
This program allows educational institutes, with an automotive training program, the opportunity to apply for a chance to receive a Ford vehicle along with related technical and computer support materials to help better train their students. These donated Ford vehicles will be relatively new, allowing the students to train on the most up-to-date technology and software so they are better prepared to succeed in their future careers.
2016 Rochester International Auto Show
The 2016 Rochester International Auto Show was another success! Thanks to all those that stopped by to check out Ford’s new line-up. If you missed the show, visit your Rochester Area Ford Dealer
and test drive a new Ford today!
2016 Buffalo Auto Show
Thanks to everyone for making this year’s Buffalo Auto Show another great one! If you missed us this year, make sure to stop by your local Ford dealer to see the full line-up of new Ford vehicles.
See you next year!
2016 Erie Auto Show
It was another great year at the Erie Auto Show! Thanks to everyone that stopped by the Ford display to check out Ford’s great line-up, including the best-selling F-150 with its aluminum-alloy body and steel frame making it more fuel efficient. Stop by your local Ford dealer to test drive one today!
2016 WNY RV Show
The WNY Ford Dealers thank those who came out to the WNY RV Show and stopped by the Ford display to see the best-selling F-150! Its high-strength, aluminum-allow body and frame is stronger, yet lighter – making it even more fuel efficient – while still offering best-in-class towing. Test drive one at your local Ford Dealer today.
2016 NFADA Auto Tech Competition
The WNY Ford Dealers were proud to sponsor the annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition which took place on January 16, 2016. Each year, high school students from around Western New York gather to test their skills and showcase their abilities in training to be an automobile technician. The WNY Ford dealers were proud to be a part of a great event that brings together students, parents and educators to expand their knowledge and expertise about the automotive industry.
120th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot
The Western New York Ford Dealers were proud to return as a local sponsor at the 120th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot in Buffalo this past Thanksgiving. Thanks for joining us and making it another great year!
Experience Ford at Canalside
Ford Canalside Giveaway
The Ford Dealers of WNY brought you yet another exciting giveaway event -- the Ford Canalside Giveaway at the Canalside Auto & Boat Show. The event took place during the weekend of August 29th and 30th. Participants picked-up their Ford Canalside Giveaway entry forms at the Ford tent and answered all the questions on the entry form to enter. One lucky grand-prize winner was awarded $4,500 toward a new Ford and one second-place winner received a $375 Apple Store gift card.
Thanks to those who stopped by the Ford tent that weekend, and congratulations to the fortunate winners!
Experience Ford at the Fair
The All-New F-150 Experience at the Erie County Fair
The Ford Dealers of WNY were thrilled to bring The All-New F-150 Experience to the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY. Before the Experience came to the fair, this exciting, futuristic, 3D light show simulation had only ever been shown before at the Buffalo Auto Show and left its viewers in awe.
Ford Fast Pass Giveaway
In addition to the F-150 Experience, the Ford Dealers of WNY also brought fairgoers the Fast Pass Giveaway. Those who entered picked up a Ford Fast Pass at any of the three Ford locations at the Erie County Fair including the F-150 Experience in the Outdoor Showplace Building, the XPogo Stunt Show, just inside Gate 5 and the Ford Experience Tent, just outside the Outdoor Showplace Building. After visiting all three Ford locations and answering the questions on the Ford Fast Pass, the completed Fast Pass was dropped in the ballot box located in the Ford Experience tent, just outside the Outdoor Showplace Building. One grand-prize winner has been awarded $4,500 toward a new Ford and one second-place winner got a $375 Apple Store gift card.
Thank you to all who attended the All-New F-150 Experience at the Erie County Fair and entered in the Ford Fast Pass Giveaway, and congratulations to the lucky winners!