Cass County Community Foundation sponsoring robotics teams at the 2017 Cass County 4-H Fair

Last Updated on July 14, 2017 by cassnetwork

The Cass County Community Foundation is excited to announce a new matching opportunity at the Cass County 4-H Fair July 10-14th. The Foundation has previously supported robotics teams from all four local school systems and will offer the opportunity to earn up to $500 in match money during the fair.

This year at the fair, CCCF will have donation containers for Caston, Lewis Cass, Logansport and Pioneer robotics teams and will match those donations up to a total of $500 per school for the week. Visitors can stop by the CCCF booth in Merchants Building #1 and “cast their vote” for their favorite school by placing a donation of any size in that school’s container. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to the school’s $500 total.

The community will also be able to view demonstrations by each school’s teams on Monday through Thursday evening at the entrance to Merchants Building #1. The teams will bring their equipment and offer demonstrations from 6-9pm as follows:

Monday July 10th-Caston

Tuesday July 11th-Pioneer

Wednesday July 12th– Lewis Cass

Thursday, July 13th-Logansport

Teams will also offer a chance to drive the robot for a $5.00 donation.

CCCF President, Deanna Crispen said, “We are so proud and excited to support our county’s robotics efforts. These teams are providing critical training and educational opportunities for students to learn about more than the practical applications. Students learn teambuilding, strategy, communications, programming, and problem solving while building and competing.”

CCCF Board Chair, Paul Kroeger noted, “Our goal is to provide support to help these teams grow into robust programs across the county. We are hopeful that our involvement with the schools at the 4H Fair will shine the spotlight on these student teams and encourage others to get involved to help us continue to support the students, mentors, and faculty. These are the students who will be the entrepreneurs and inventors of technology in the future.”

Crispen noted that all contributions are tax deductible and anyone who makes a donation by check will receive a written receipt of their donation.

All fairgoers are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation booth and watch the demonstrations! For more information call CCCF at 574-722-2200.