Caston Robotics team shared by Jamie Taylor

The Cass County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a community grant in the amount of $3,000 to support two teams from Caston Elementary School who recently qualified to compete at the world championships.

RoboComets2 and MegaComets will compete at the VEX IQ World Robotics Championship held in Louisville, KY on April 23-25th. The two local teams built their robots beginning in the fall of 2016 and must drive them in a timed competition. The 4th and 5th graders qualified at the state level in February and needed to raise approximately $6,000 to fund the trip to Louisville where they will be competing with teams from the United States, China, Australia, Japan and Spain.

Deanna Crispen, CCCF president shared, “Our Board of Directors were very impressed with the accomplishments of the students in the first year of this program at Caston. Their commitment to the after school program and outstanding accomplishments are a source of pride for our entire community.”

For more information about CCCF or how to give to the Caston Robotics contact the Foundation Office 729 E. Market Street or call 574-722-2200.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Community Foundation