A Recap of the Back To School Bashes

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!