Henderson Chamber helps Mack, Greenspun, Basic raise funds for robotics contest

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation has begun a fundraising initiative, titled Biz + Bots, dedicated to helping Robotics Team students from three local public schools — Mack Elementary, Greenspun Middle and Basic High schools — raise funds to represent Nevada April 22-26 at the 2017 VEX Robotics Worlds Competition in Louisville, Kentucky. As such, students from all three schools will demonstrate their school’s robot entry at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, as an introduction to the Henderson Development Association’s presentation and mixer featuring “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: A Panel Discussion on Distribution in Southern Nevada.” The event will take place at DragonRidge Country Club, located at 552 S. Stephanie St. in Henderson.

Students can be interviewed at 5:15 p.m. prior to the event.

“Supporting these students is a great way for our member businesses to give back,” said Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. “After all, they’re our future scientists and engineers.”

The fundraising goals of each school are as follows:

Mack Elementary School
Goal: $11,000
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/nate-mack-robotics-trip-to-kentucky
An individual child’s sponsorship is $1,425
Contact: Coach Casey Juliano, third grade teacher, Tech Club advisor/VexIQ Robotics coach: Juliano@interact.ccsd.net, 702-575-5689

Greenspun Middle School
Goal: $10,000
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/greenspunrobotics
Contact: Coach Matt Christian, Robotics coach, Greenspun Robotic Dolphins, mchristian@interact.ccsd.net, 702-755-7414 (cell)

Basic High School
Goal: $4,000
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/wolvesrobotics
Contact: Coach Mark Reed, mlreed@interact.ccsd.net, 702-799-8000

Relevant social media hashtags and handles:
Twitter: @HCC_Nevada

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation organized to manage and distribute funds and resources to further the development of the community through activities that are exclusively charitable, scientific or educational. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Foundation is responsible for the creation and success of both the Henderson Business Resource Center (a business incubator) and the Leadership Henderson program.

For more information about the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, visit www.hendersonchamber.com.