This past Saturday local school Catlin Gabel hosted a robotics competition for PNW regional FIRST Robotics teams where only girls would be the robotics challenge team drivers and pit staff. Teams used their robots and a competition field from last seasons Stonghold competition. Despite the big storm outside, the gymnasium was packed with hundreds of team members, parents, and teachers, volunteer mentors, and FIRST Robotics regional personnel.
What an awesome and inspiring event for not just girls, but everyone that attended seeing technology, smart fun kids, amazing sportsmanship and gracious professionalism. My Team 1540 was not only the host but had a team competing. In the end the blue alliance of teams 955, 1425, and 1471.
Congratulations to everyone that attended and participated! My highlight moment was seeing a young girl perhaps 5 point to a girls team and tell the adult with her “I want to be like that girl!”