LEGOs & a Movie
In 2012, the team explored a new way to raise money by creating the “LEGOs & a Movie” fundraiser. Team members invite children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade to build with LEGOs and watch a robot-related movie. While acting as a fundraiser for the team, the goal of LEGOs & a Movie is to promote STEAM for young children and their families. Not only does it instill creativity, it also builds skills and brings awareness of the opportunities FIRST presents to the next generation. Due to this event’s success, the team now holds six “LEGOs & a Movie” fundraisers per year including LEGOs & a Movie-Girls who Build, a special event for girls only to promote female involvement in STEAM and FIRST, and LEGOs & A Movie-Day at the Races for students to have fun building a race car for friendly competition.