SPORK shirts are here! They come in blue, pink, and white. Be sure to go out to football and soccer games to have a chance to get one. As we get closer to the dates we’ll post which shirts are being shot off at each game!
Team SPORK came out to support the Pine Lake Prep soccer team. At Half-time, the team shot off shirts to the crowd! Congrats to Pine Lake for winning their game!
Over the last two weeks, Team SPORK has truly done a lot. We’ve attended not one, but TWO Back to School Bashes in our surrounding area!
The Mooresville Back to School Bash was held at Mooresville Middle School on Saturday, August 4th. This was our main event. We spent the day introducing students to our new outreach bot, SPORKreach, and allowing families and students to understand what FIRST is and how they could get their children into this amazing program! Overall, we served over 1,500 students from the area, and saw over 5,000 people at the event. This was also the first outreach event our new SPORK members attended, and we’re so proud of each and every one of them that came out to represent their team. Interested in learning more? Go to :http://www.b2sb.org/
But it doesn’t stop there. While our bots may not have been there, a few SPORK Families took the initiative to volunteer at the Statesville Back To School Bash as well. Serving a similar number of people, except from the Statesville area, these students and families spent the entire day distributing school supplies, shoes, books, bags and much more ! And of course, they all had fun doing it.
The Back to Schools Bashes were focused on distributing school supplies, books, bags, socks, shoes, and much more to disadvantaged students in the area. They also allow for students to see different interests and have fun right before the school year starts. To parents and students that reached out for more information about FIRST, look out for an email coming out soon with information on how to start teams and how Team SPORK can help you do that. And if you happen to have some time and want to volunteer, there are other Back to School Bashes throughout our state. In Charlotte alone, there are 3 this week. We encourage you to go out and volunteer!
Team SPORK students and mentors participated in the Back to School Bash on August 11th. The Back to School Bash served over 1,300 disadvantaged students from the local area and provided them with free school supplies, shoes, books, bags, and physicals. Team SPORK helped distribute shoes to students, helped with registration, and helped distribute school supplies. We enjoyed providing a great back to school experience for these students.
You can learn more about Back to School Bash and how to volunteer here.
The Mooresville Back 2 School Bash is an annual event that gears the community up for the school year, supplying disadvantaged families with school supplies, shoes, books, bags, and physicals. Team SPORK ran a booth at the 2018 B2SB where kids and parents could play with our robot, SPORKReach, and learn about the benefits of participating in a FIRST program.
Come join Team SPORK at Mooresville Middle School Saturday, August 4th, at the annual Back-To-School Bash! We will be bringing our brand new outreach robot, SPORKReach, to promote STEM education and the FIRST mission. Back-To-School Bash will be distributing school supplies, clothing, shoes, books, and backpacks to over 1500 students in need in our community. They are still looking for volunteers to help with this event. Sign up at: http://www.b2sb.org/.We’d love to see you there!