MEDIA ADVISORY for Saturday, November 2, 2019: Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational FIRST® Robotics Competition Closes Out 2019 Season

Who: School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) representatives and volunteers
FIRST Robotics Competition teams (full list noted below)
Half Hollow Hills School District representatives
Half Hollow Hills High School Robotics Team Mentors

What: The Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, the final event of the 2019 FIRST® Long Island season, brings together students and coaches from 18 Long Island teams for a day of friendly, tournament-style, STEM-fueled competition. During the event, teams will participate in an enjoyable and engaging learning environment that enhances problem-solving skills, cooperation and teamwork, under the rules and guidelines of the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition challenge, dubbed DESTINATION: DEEP SPACESM Presented by The Boeing Company. During the Invitational, two three-team alliances will bring their robots to the playing field to solve a variety of problems to score points and win rounds. When the event is over, the 2020 FIRST season will officially begin.

Residents, teachers, administrators and business leaders from the surrounding areas are being invited to attend and discover first-hand the benefits that FIRST Robotics programs provide to students.

When: Saturday, November 2
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Half Hollow Hills High School West
375 Wolf Hill Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746>

Directions: Take 495 West to North Service Road in Dix Hills to Exit 51 (Deer Park Avenue). Take Deer Park Avenue north. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Wolf Hill Road. Destination will be located one mile down the road on the right.

Photo Ops: Representatives from School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. discussing the challenge and the importance of robotics and STEM in education. Teams presenting their robots. Teams working together to solve problems.

Enclosed is a list of teams that will participate in the Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational on Saturday, November 2: