Motorola Solutions Foundation Donates $50,000 towards Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Program
On March 25, Tom Boehm, Software Engineer, Motorola Solutions, presented a check to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) on behalf of Motorola Solutions Foundation in the amount of $50,000. The money went toward the cost of this year’s Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), which was held March 25-26 at Hofstra University.
Each year, it costs approximately $250,000 to provide the Long Island Regional FRC program. Due to economic circumstances, it has become more difficult for SBPLI to acquire funding for the competition, which has seen a growing number of participating teams over the years. SBPLI thanked Motorola Solutions Foundation for its very generous donation.