Luau Raises $10,000 For Bulldog Robotics
It was another successful night of fundraising.
The annual benefit luau at Dole Plantation raised another $10,000 for the Waialua High School robotics team. Since its inception eight years ago, the luau has generated $80,000 for the award-winning program.
“The Dole Plantation fundraiser is the most important community event that our team participates in each year,” said team coordinator Glenn Lee. “Without the generous support that we receive from the luau, our team would not be able to participate nationally in FIRST Robotics competitions, which allow our students the opportunity to participate in science, technology, engineering and math-related activities.”
Last month, the team was a finalist at the VEX IQ World Championship, where it also was named Technology Division champion and Design Award champion; world finalist at the VEX World Championship; and Carver Division champion, Carver- Curie Safety Award winner and Einstein world finalist at the FIRST Robotics World Championship.
The benefit featured Hawaiian food, live music from Jon Basebase, a silent auction and a 45-minute demonstration of robotic technology by the Waialua team.