Members of Team 225 spent many weeks practicing for the big day and held their own on amongst the many other community participants. TechFire was proud to field three teams, each playing for a different nonprofit organization. These included:
St. Onge Foundation
Turning Point Women's Counseling and Advocacy Center
York Country Day School
The A-team was knocked out in the first round of semis by the team that went on to be runner-up. Team B did an outstanding job but couldn't quite proceed to the semis. Team C also had a tough time moving on from the prelims but was one of the lucky teams chosen at random to compete in the "Nickel and Dime Round". We are proud of our TechFire students for winning $500 for York Country Day School! We are hopeful that this money will be used to help fund the school's newly formed FLL teams.
In addition to playing croquet, the County Cup provided an amazing opportunity to reach out to the community. Tyrannosaucer Rex wowed the crowd, firing frisbees and looking awesome-as-ever as many spectators stopped by to inquire about our team and the FIRST program.
We would like to thank the Rotary Clubs of York County for a great day of competitive fun and for allowing our team to be part of an event which will have a tremendously positive impact on our community for years to come.
“FIRST isn’t just about building robots; it’s about developing life skills. The kids learn skills in relationships, teamwork, finance, fundraising, budgeting, and project management. The partnership between academia, the community, and industry...will build our future employees and future citizens.”
Steve Sanghi Chairman of the Board, President & CEO Microchip Technology
Member of the FIRST Board of Directors