Team 85 participates in a multitude of community events in order to help manifest a passion for STEM in our local community. Through these events, we intend to give back to our community for its never ending support.
Walk for Warmth
The Walk For Warmth raises money to heat the homes of low-income residents of Ottawa County. Community members partake by walking in the frigid winter weather throughout downtown Zeeland. In 2023, Team 85 raised $1,440 for the event. Find out more about Walk For Warmth here!
Pumpkinfest is a Zeeland community celebration filled with family fun and seasonal activities for 30 years. It's a three day festivity that offers free events for the community. Team 85 participates in the Pumpkinfest parade annually to continue to nourish the community's passion for STEM.
Team 85 joined Davenport University for their annual Camp Infinity event. Camp Infinity hopes to introduce girls in grades 5-8 to the world of internet technologies by way of hands-on, age-appropriate activities ranging from animation to app development to robot programming.
WMRI (West Michigan Robotics Invitational)
This is an off-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 co-hosted by Team 85 at Zeeland High School. To see more information or register for the event, click here!
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 partners up with Team 74 CHAOS, Team 107 R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S., and Team 5927 the iCademy GlobeTrotters to march in the Holland Tulip Time Muziekparade with the goal of promoting STEM to a large crowd of attendees.
Team 85 regularly visits sponsors to not only update them on our progress, but also to hear more about the cutting-edge technology being used at their companies. These activities allow us to continue strengthening our relationship with the sponsors who continue to support us year after year.
Stem Day In the park
Who says science needs to stay indoors? On a warm summer day, Team 85 brings fun STEM activites to Lawrence Street Park for the children to enjoy.
Library Summer camp
In the middle of summer, Team 85 will gather at the Howard Miller Library to give kids an opportunity engage with the robot or learn about the greatest scientists through fun activities.