FLARE Youth robotics team Mechanical Meltdown held a fundraiser for their upcoming championship.
The squad has earned an invitation to the FTC World Championship Tournament in Detroit.
The fundraiser took place in Watkins Glen alongside Scuteri’s Cannoli Connection, where people stopped, ate, and donated money to the teams cause.
One supporter said he feels obligated to help youth achieve their dreams.
““Absolutely fantastic,“ said Ithaca resident Jimmy Schollmeyer. “I think it’s nice to see local kids getting into an amazing field that I think is really exciting, I’d love to help in anyway and get to help them achieve their dreams. I think it’s pretty neat,“ added Schollmeyer.
Jimmy said as as an educator, it’s always a postive thing to see kids aspire to achieve greatness. This is a good cause to support. He is hoping that they win.