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Northwest Community Bank Helps Regional's 'All-Star' Robotics Team Get A Step Closer To St. Louis; Do Your Part To Support The Team, Too: 'Benefit Blast' On Saturday

“We love to help the students in their endeavors,” Gayle Moraski,  Vice President of Northwest Community Bank told our reporter.  So when Gayle heard that Northwestern Regional # 7′s Robotics team had only a couple of weeks to raise the funds necessary for the team members to travel to St. Louis later this month to compete in the Robotics World Championships, she didn’t hesitate to offer her bank’s help.  

On Thursday morning, April 12, Gayle came to the New Hartford office of Northwest Community Bank and she and Carol Monroe, Manager of the local branch, presented a $1,000 check for the Robotics program to Dr. Judith Palmer, Regional # 7′s Superintendent. Judy told Gayle and Carol how Regional’s newly-formed Robotics team had competed for the first time at the Robotics Regional Competition in Hartford at the end of March and how they had finished 22nd out of the 64 teams that were competing. “And they were named the 2012 Rookie All-Star Team, winning them a place in the World Competition in St. Louis!” Judy said proudly. “We’re so happy to be able to help out,” Gayle said, adding that they were very fortunate that Steve Reilly, their bank president, has made such a strong commitment to the community.

The three women went on to talk briefly about the highly successful banking program which the bank and the school have partnered in at Regional for many years. And then, with many thanks for their bank’s donation to the new Robotics program, Judy left to return to Regional, carrying with her the bank’s donation that would help the team get one step closer to St. Louis.

From left to right, Gayle Moraski and Carol Monroe present Superintendent Judy Palmer with the bank's donation to help the Regional Robotics team travel to St. Louis for the World Competition. Photo: Maria Moore

Help Support The Robotics Team: ‘Benefit Blast’ Tomorrow Evening, Saturday, April 14!

With the World Competition in St. Louis in just two weeks, the Robotics team really needs your help to travel to St. Please contribute to this amazing group of kids and their mentors:

  • Donate directly to the team using the Donate button in the upper right-hand corner of the NRG 4055 website;
  • Mail your check to: RSD#7 (write ‘Robotics’ in the memo), 100 Battistoni Drive, Winsted CT 06098;
  • Buy tickets to the ‘Benefit Blast’ being held tomorrow evening, Saturday, April 14, and enjoy a great party while contributing to the team!

For more information, check out the NRG 4055 website.

Please show your support for this wonderful group of kids by giving generously to help them fund the next step in their incredible journey as the ‘Rookie All-Stars’!

The NRG 4055 Gearheads team with the completed robot. Photo courtesy of the NRG 4055 Gearheads

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  • Tom Goddu

    The outpouring of support from the community and local businesses has been really inspiring and overwhelming!


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