HCC Plant City Campus to host the Central West Florida FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Robotics Championship


Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00 am EST (8:00 am CST, 7:00 am MST, 6:00 am PST)
Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:00 pm EST (2:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm MST, 12:00 pm PST)
Duration: 6 Hours


HCC Plant City Campus, John R. Trinkle Center
1206 N. Park Road
Plant City, FL, 33563
United States
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On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Plant City Campus, in conjunction with the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, welcomes the Central West Florida FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Robotics Championship.
Thirty-two teams of elementary and middle school students from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Highlands, Lee and Collier counties will put their engineering skills to the test using LEGO® Mindstorms robots to solve challenges during two-and-a-half-minute matches at the HCC Trinkle Center in Plant City.
The championship team will advance to the FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival to be hosted in Houston, Texas in April 2017.  Additionally, teams will have the opportunity to advance to the LEGOLAND® North American Open in Carlsbad, California, the Razorback Invitational at the University of Arkansas and the Asia Pacific Open in Australia.
The Central West Florida FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Robotics Championship runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the HCC Trinkle Center located at 1206 N. Park Rd., Plant City, FL 33563.
The competition is free and open to the public.
For more information on the tournament:  www.suncoastfll.org.

Media Contacts

Ashley Carl, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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Angela Walters, Strategic Communications Officer
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Chris DeManche, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
, 813.259.6567

Ashley Jeffery, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
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Debbi Ordaz, Public Relations Specialist
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