Team 85 participates in a multitude of community events, including the Walk for Warmth and the Pumpkin Fest parade. We also host two summer science camps during the off season! Team 85 values our community because without the community Team 85 wouldn't exist.
Walk For Warmth
The Walk For Warmth raises money to heat the homes of low-income residents of Ottawa County. This event includes free coffee, donuts, and a 2-mile stroll around downtown Zeeland to raise money for the low-income residents of Ottawa County. This year, Team 85 raised over $1600, which was then doubled by Consumers' Energy, for Walk for Warmth. Find out more about Walk for Warmth at http://www.olhsa.org/walk4warmth!
Pumpkin Fest is a Zeeland community celebration filled with family fun and fall activities for 30 years. Pumpkin Fest is a three-day festivity that offers free events for the community. Team 85 participates in The Pumpkin Fest parade every year.
Summer Science Camps
In recent years, Team 85 has helped host a summer science camp for kids ages 7-10. The Team teaches kids the importance of science and technology in a fun way. Team 85 also gives the kids a chance to see and drive our robot!
WMRI (West Michigan Robotics Invitational)
This is an off season season event dedicated to helping new teams get a taste of FIRST and helps current teams get excited for the up coming season. The WMRI is hosted by Team 85 at the Zeeland West High School. To see more information or register for the event please visit: http://www.wmri.info/
Dance Marathon is a fundraising event where all the money goes to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. It is hosted by our own Zeeland High School! We brought the robot to share with all the participants of the event. We allowed the children from the hospital to have a great time with our robot.
Team 85 spends 3 hours at our local Chipotle where we fund raise money for the team while also promoting STEM throughout our community.