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BATTLEBOTS DESTRUCT-A-THON CELEBRATES NATIONAL ROBOTICS WEEK APRIL 8 – 16 WITH SPECIAL FAMILY, STUDENT EVENTS
BattleBots Seeks to Inspire Youth to Pursue Futures in STEM-Related Fields
LAS VEGAS (April 3, 2023) – BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON, the new live show from BattleBots—the world’s premier robot combat sport—will recognize National Robotics Week from Saturday, April 8, through Saturday, April 16. The week will include special STEM experiences for families and local students, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity to celebrate the occasion. Inspired by BattleBots, the STEM.org-accredited educational experience and hit TV show reaching more than 11 million viewers, BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON seeks to excite youth and inspire children to pursue futures in STEM-related fields.
On Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m., BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON invites families to an exclusive behind-the-scenes STEM tour ahead of the evening show. The 45-minute tour will spotlight BattleBots as a real-world example of STEM education in action. Attendees will hear an exciting presentation from show executives, participate in a meet-and-greet with a robot builder, experience up-close opportunities with 250-pound robots and enjoy photo ops. Families purchasing three tickets will receive a fourth ticket for free. Tickets also include access to the “DESTRUCT-A-THON” show experience at 6 p.m. Tickets to the behind-the-scenes STEM tour can be purchased here using code “BOTSNRD4,” and are ONLY applicable to this date for the family ticket purchase when using this promo code.
BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON offers a special buy three, get one free tickets for shows throughout April. Note these shows do not include behind-the-scenes access.
BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON will host middle school students from the Clark County School District’s Girls in STEM program on Thursday, April 6. More than 30 girls from Cashman Middle School will partake in a full tour of the BattleBots Arena. The field trip will feature the opportunity for girls to explore new ideas, develop technical skills and cultivate interest in STEM education and workforce development while designing their very own combat robots. Students will collaborate with each other and receive guidance from Shea Johns, a BattleBots professional from the Triton team, before presenting their robot designs to show executives.
BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON has partnered with CCSD’s Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School to provide local students with opportunities to view STEM science in action. On Friday, March 24, more than 50 children and their parents from the school witnessed live robot-on-robot combat utilizing creativity, teamwork, engineering and innovation. On March 31, a second group of 150 students and parents from Cunningham Elementary attended the thrilling show while witnessing the complexity of robotics on display.
“As the world leader in the fast-growing sport of robot fighting, we are thrilled to inspire students of all ages to get excited about STEM-related fields,” said Edward “Trey” Roski, co-founder and chief executive officer, BattleBots. “We are proud to foster a culture of innovation and creativity that positively influences the next generation of STEM professionals.”
Adds Tom Gutteridge, executive producer, BattleBots, “Research has shown that a girl’s confidence in her academic ability continues to decline from elementary school to high school, especially in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. BattleBots seeks to provide girls and young women with STEM experiences that encourage and promote their skills and interests in these subjects. We want to ensure our future BattleBots teams are well represented amongst both boys and girls.”
To learn more about BattleBots or to purchase tickets to BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON, visit battlebots.com. To learn more about future educational opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media are invited to interview a spokesperson to learn more about BattleBots’ dedication to inspire students to pursue STEM learning and career opportunities. On Thursday, April 6, from 12 – 1:15 p.m., working media can speak directly to students, CCSD’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion for STEM, and BattleBots executives. To schedule an interview, please contact Desiree Vontur at email@example.com.
BattleBots is the world leader in the fast-growing sport of robot fighting. For more than 20 years, BattleBots has brought its unique mix of metal mayhem, teamwork, creative problem-solving, good clean fun and high drama to its passionate fans around the world. Created by Edward (Trey) Roski and Greg Munson and now seen in over 150 countries, the sport has over 10 million followers on social media, as well as tens of millions of television viewers. For more information, go to www.battlebots.com, or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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