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Robotics Week Fundraiser at McDonald’s

March 16, 2016, 3:50 PM HST
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File photo by Kiman Wong.

File photo by Kiman Wong.

McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai’i will donate money from purchases of select breakfast sandwiches to local robotics teams participating in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in Hawai’i Robotics Regional Competition.

During McDonald’s Robotics Week, which will run from March 21-27, $1 will be donated from each Egg McMuffin and Egg White Delight sandwich and Extra Value Meal. Last year, McDonald’s donated $46,000 to FIRST Hawai’i participants.

“We are thrilled to continue supporting our students and their participation in the FIRST in Hawai’i Robotics Regional Competition,” said Victor Lim, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai’i owner and operator. “McDonald’s is excited to play a role in assisting our future leaders with their passion for developing new innovations that may one day change the world. We look forward to witnessing the creativity at this year’s regional competition and wish all the teams the best of luck.”

Along with Robotics Week, McDonald’s is active in the First in Hawai’i program as the competition’s breakfast sponsor, serving breakfast sandwiches to participating teams. Additionally, McDonald’s will $1,000 to each team that advances to the FIRST World Championship, held next month in St. Louis, Mo.

“McDonald’s has shown a deeply passionate commitment to the community with their unwavering support of the FIRST in Hawai’i Robotics Regional Competition,” said Lenny Klompus, FIRST regional director and president of Friends of Hawai’i Robotics. “The goal of this high school competition, as well as other STEM events/tournaments we host starting with elementary school, is to provide Hawai’i students statewide with an engaging, innovative outlet for hands-on, real-world problem solving.”

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