VMA to Host Robot Brawl Sat., Oct. 2nd at Jackie Robinson Ballpark

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Daytona Beach, FL – VMA is pleased to announce that the organization will host the 2021 Robot Brawl on Saturday, October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, located at 110 East Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

Students from eight area schools will enter a total of 31 robots that the students have built for a chance to ‘brawl’ with each other. Prizes include a $1,000 grand prize, a $500 second prize, and a $250 third place prize.

“The students definitely put their robot building skills to the test,” said VMA President & CEO Jessica Lovatt.  “One of the main goals of the Robot Brawl of course is to show these students that a career in manufacturing is a viable option after graduation,” Jessica added.

The Robot Brawl will be a multiple-round, Single-elimination competition where points will be earned by how much damage is inflicted on the other robot during each 90-second round. If they disable the other robot, it’s an automatic win.

This is a full SPARC compliant tournament, (http://sparc.tools/) open to Volusia County Schools, Flagler County Schools, and other teams around the state. It’s a multiple weight class bot competition that allows spinners, vertical and horizontals, and potentially “fire” (non-damaging sparks).

The schools participating in this year’s event include: Burns Science and Technology School, Flagler Palm Coast High School, Deltona Middle School, New Smyrna Beach High, Spruce Creek High, T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High, DeLand High, and Pine Ridge High.

There will be a Bot Spot family zone with exciting science happenings!

General admission tickets are available for $5 per person in advance and $10 at the door or a family ticket for $10 in advance and $20 at the door and may be purchased online.

For sponsorship information, contact Jessica Lovatt at 904-228-1288 or jessica.lovatt@vmaonline.com.

VMA is a 501(c)6 that connects manufacturers and related suppliers to the information, education and the people members need. Founded by Manufacturers for Manufacturers in 1980, this vibrant manufacturing community connects members to great ideas and people to inspire leadership and achievement in Volusia and Flagler Counties and the surrounding areas. VMA is a manufacturers trade alliance with the power to transform the stature and development of the area's manufacturers. They can be reached at 904-228-1288, or online at http://vmaonline.com/, or https://www.facebook.com/VMAonline/. Follow VMA on Twitter at @VMAVolusia.