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Bus Grants Available to Fund Student Trips to NAIAS 2007 Automotive Education Day


WHAT: $250 bus grants now available to supplement transportation costs to Automotive Education Day at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.

School groups interested in attending Automotive Education Day can apply for bus grants to help relieve transportation costs. The $250 grants are available to all Michigan schools, but are limited to the first 100 buses. The funds are being provided by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Education Foundation and Eppert Foundation.

WHEN: Registration deadline for grants is Friday, Jan. 12, 2007.

Registration forms and more information are available at . Orders received after Jan. 5 must be picked up at the group/e-ticket window located at the Oakland Hall Entrance on Jan. 17.

WHO: 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Automotive Education Day.

The third Annual Automotive Education Day, presented by State Farm Insurance, teaches students, grades 8-12, about various automotive topics through hands-on learning activities and discussions with industry executives. In addition to experiencing the excitement of the automotive industry and the NAIAS 2007, Hillary Will, female NHRA Racecar driver in the Top Fuel Class for Kalitta Motor Sports Racing, will speak to the students and sign autographs. Participating students will receive a backpack and have a chance to win a MP3 player or t-shirt.

Tickets for Automotive Education Day are $10 USD or $11.50 CAN per student and include lunch. Online registration is available at . Doors open at 7:30 a.m. in Cobo Arena. Opening remarks will begin promptly at 9 a.m.