I thought I would write a journal entry about the planning for the state FLL tournament. We have donations from Toyota at Erlanger and the Provost Office here for the main portion of the tournament and are working on raising funds to bring Grant Imahara from Mythbusters to the tournament. So far I have about $5000 of the $8-9000 that we need.
My hope is that we will get a lot of spectators at this year's event that will be coming to see Grant and will get excited about Technology and Science after seeing the competition. KY is 47th in Math and Science and hopefully can raise with great activities for kids that they have fun with! There are lots of great programs, FLL being one. FLL is such a fun way for kids to learn and get excited without even realizing what they are learning until they are hooked.
The tournament will be free to come and watch and is in an arena that seats 8000 so there is plenty of space.