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2016 Riviera Beach Kick Off


Click here to see the presentation given during the local kickoff: 2016 FRC Kick-off Slides for Teams and Mentors

FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will be joined by numerous public figures to launch the 2016 season of the FIRST® Robotics Competition with a worldwide Kickoff event originating from Manchester, N.H.

  • The Riviera Beach Kickoff event will include 23 local teams. This event is one of 114 total Kickoff events taking place worldwide.
  • The 2016 season will include more than 3,000 teams (75,000 high-school students), grades 9-12, participating in 118 Regional and District events.
  • Teams will have six weeks to design and build a robot to meet this year’s engineering challenge.
  • At Kickoff, teams will be shown the FIRST STRONGHOLDSM game field and challenge details for the first time, and will receive a Kit of Parts made up of motors, batteries, control system components, construction materials, and a mix of additional automation components – with limited or no instructions
The Riviera Beach Kick off is graciously hosted by team 179 – Children of the Swamp.


When:      Saturday, January 9, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Local Remarks (LIVE Riviera Beach only)

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Comcast NBC Universal Broadcast

Where*:   Inlet Grove Community High School –  600 W 28th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

*OPEN TO ALL MEDIA: If you would like to attend as media, please contact Sandra Contreras, [email protected], 954.281.2202

After Kick off, the teams will visit Team 179 Shop to pick up their Kit of Parts, measure and visualize the field for this year’s game.

Where:   Children of the Swamp Shop – 7071 Garden Road, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Take I-95 to Blue Heron Boulevard and go east to the first light, which is Garden Rd. Take a right. Go to the first street on your right and follow the signs. The shop is located behind the Virtual School and before the bus depot.