As part of the Plymouth Safe Driving Campaign, auto repair students in Plymouth South’s Technical Studies program have been fixing up a smashed automobile donated by Commerce Insurance. Repairs on the car, a 2005 Mazda 6, are nearly complete and raffle tickets are now on sale to award the refurbished vehicle to some lucky winner.
Tickets are $10 a piece and are available at both Plymouth South High School and at Plymouth North High School’s school stores. Students under the age of 18 must be licensed drivers in order to purchase a ticket.
In addition, tickets are also available at NAPA Manomet Auto Supply, 21 Robert J. Way in Plymouth, King Collision Centers, 48 Holman Road in Plymouth, and at South Side Cruise Night, to be held every Wednesday night in May at Plymouth South High School (May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26). The winner will be drawn on May 26 at the South Side Cruise Night at Plymouth South.
Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle will go back into SkillsUSA, the non-profit funding source for the technical studies program at both Plymouth North and Plymouth South High School.
“Our number one goal for the Plymouth Safe Driving Campaign was to create awareness for young drivers. A second one was to give auto repair students the chance to develop their skills and to give back to the students of Plymouth,” said Bruce King, owner of King Collision Centers, one of the Plymouth Safe Driving Campaign’s sponsors (the Plymouth Public Schools and Plymouth Police Department being the others). “With the successful completion of this great looking car and hopefully significant raffle sales, I’d say we are close to achieving our objective.”
You can also purchase tickets by contacting Chris Baker, technical studies director at Plymouth South High School, at 508-224-7512, x1004.
Added Baker, “This has been an invaluable experience for our auto repair students. The usual repairs we do are fairly routine. This vehicle needed body work and internal repairs that really challenged the kids. The fact that the sale of the car will go back into the Tech Studies program is icing on the cake.”
While the car is not yet 100 percent ready, you can view its progress Plymouth South’s Web site www.plymouth.k12.ma.us. In addition, the school’s news program , Panther TV, has also covered the progress of repairs. Updates will also be posted on the Plymouth Safe Driving campaign’s Web site, www.plymouthsafedriving.org.
The Plymouth Safe Driving program is a multi-pronged approach to promoting safe driving habits for Plymouth North and Plymouth South high schools. Working with Plymouth Public Schools, the Plymouth Police Department and Commerce Insurance, King developed a Web site, www.plymouthsafedriving.org, offering safe driving tips and discounts on In Control, a safe driving training program (www.driveincontrol.com).
For updates on latest events and activities related to the Plymouth Safe Driving program and additional safety information, please visit www.plymouthsafedriving.org.
Anyone Can Remove Dents – King Collision Centers Removes Doubts
Founded in 1984 by Bruce King, King Collision Centers provides superior collision repair and extraordinary customer care to thousands of clients south of Boston. King Collision is dedicated to earning customers for life and their team of professionals help clients through the collision repair process every step of the way – from coordinating a rental vehicle; providing accurate damage appraisal; assisting with the insurance claim process and ensuring that the vehicle is returned to its pre-accident operation, safety and value.
King Collision Centers was voted “Best Collision Repair” by Market Surveys of America and they have been selected to participate in the Repair Shop Referral Programs of 20 different insurance companies. That includes being part of Commerce Insurance’s CARES (Commerce Auto Express Repair Service) Shops, an elite program that includes approximately 120 collision shops across Massachusetts.
The company continues to build strategic alliances with auto dealerships, enabling dealerships to offer collision repair services on-site – similar to their alignment with Mastria Auto Group in Raynham.
King Collision Centers are located in Pembroke, Plymouth and most recently, Raynham, MA. For more information, visit KingCollision.com or contact 508-747-2005