SBPLI Hosts FIRST Robotics Info Night for Prospective New Teams and Sponsors on July 30

Friday, July 24, 2015

Kings Park, New YorkSchool-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is inviting prospective sponsors and parents of robotics team members, as well as community groups and school personnel, to its FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Info Night. The event will take place Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, located at 999 Old Country Road in Plainview, New York.  

This year, SBPLI will present the full progression of its FIRST programs, including the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) for students ages 6 through 18. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to learn how to start, join or sponsor a team, as well as network with current and prospective coaches, sponsors and board and council members. Resources on the best ways to approach all aspects of the teams will be available at the meeting. 

Since 1999, participation in the SBPLI robotics programs has grown to nearly 50 FRC teams. Additionally, almost 2,000 Long Island elementary and middle school students participate in the FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and Jr. FLL Expos each year.  

As this will serve as a high-level informative evening, this free event is aimed specifically towards parents, educators and professionals, rather than to students. For more information, please visit www.sbpli.org

 

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About School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) was founded in 1984 by Fred Breithut with the goal of developing partnerships between local high schools and businesses that would provide students with practical experience and curriculum development, while helping the business community develop its future workforce. Over 100 partnerships have been formed. In 1999, SBPLI brought the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition to Long Island, in which eight high school teams participated. Since then, the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition has grown to more than 50 teams competing each year. SBPLI also hosts Long Island’s annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying and Championship Tournaments and the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expos, in which almost 2,000 elementary and middle school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties take part each year. For more information, visit www.sbpli.org