Ford Reveals 40 Cars For America’s Thanksgiving Parade In Detroit

Posted: Nov 5 2016, 8:04am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Ford Reveals 40 Cars for America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit
  • Ford contributes a float and 40 cars for Thanksgiving parade in Detroit!

Ford will also join hands with Gleaners Community Food Bank and The Parade Company to feed the poor on the holiday

On the 24th of November the Thanksgiving Day parade will celebrate its 90th anniversary. Keeping tradition once again Ford will play its part for America’s Thanksgiving parade in the city of Detroit.

This year Ford will bring its own float for the Thanksgiving parade in Downtown Detroit. Ford has also announced 40 cars will be provided by the automaker for the parade procession. That’s not all Ford also has new sponsorship commitments to offer during Thanksgiving.

Ford is joining hands with the Community Food Bank and The Parade Company in a bid to feed the less fortunate on this coming holiday. The initiative will be launched with the support of the community in Downtown Detroit.

The float by Ford will be called Mobility One, while 40 F-Series trucks, Mustangs and Explorers have been committed to lead the festivities down Detroit in the parade.

The stage of Ford’s float will see the likes of eight-time Olympic swimming medalist Allison Schmitt riding it. The 90 feet long float has been inspired by the automaker’s rich history of innovation into the digital age.

This year Ford aims to invest $20 million in the local educational and community programs of Detroit. The funding is a means of support by Ford in the region with a new three-year sponsorship commitment.

The commitment has been made with The Parade Company; the producers of the Thanksgiving Day parade and also the annual Ford Fireworks.

Jim Vella is the president of the Ford Motor Company Fund. According to Vella, Ford will always commit to be leading supporter of such events. The company is proud to announce they have renewed their commitment in the region.

“Ford will always be a leader in supporting events such as America’s Thanksgiving Parade that bring our region together,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund.

“We’re proud to announce our renewed commitment to not only continue supporting the great tradition of the Thanksgiving Day parade, but also the annual Ford Fireworks.”

Ford is also teaming up again with Detroit Area Agency on Aging as part of the Holiday Meals on Wheels program – ensuring more than 6,000 homebound seniors can enjoy holiday dinner this Thanksgiving.

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