TDT members worked hard at their Benefit Dinner at the Breakfast Nook Friday night, raising nearly $700 towards their State Championship trip! The Breakfast Nook filled up fast, with Team Duct Tape friends, family, fans and supporters. As always, we’re moved and grateful by the community support we receive, and the Benefit Dinner is such a fun way to give back to those sharing so generously with us.
The first time we did a Benefit Dinner, TDT members had some help from Breakfast Nook staff. This year, team members provided much of the food and service on their own, from set up to food prep to table service and clean up. The robot provided entertainment!
We especially enjoyed seeing past TDT families and team members, who came out to support the team.
We’re very grateful to the Breakfast Nook for their their generosity in opening their great restaurant up for the evening in support of the team fundraiser, and we’re proud to call the Breakfast Nook the Official Restaurant of Team Duct Tape!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to spend the evening with us. We truly appreciate your friendship, generosity and support, which are as valuable to us as our tools and parts! Thanks for being part of our bigger Team Duct Tape Team!
TDTs Super Cube is on the road today, stopping first at Sun Lake High School in Land O’ Lakes, to run demos as part of the school’s Teen Tech Week activities. Then it’s off to dinner at The Breakfast Nook, where Team Duct Tape members will undertake a different type of service – dinner service — during the TDT Benefit Dinner the restaurant is hosting for us. Team members will be serving up spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs, salad and bread and a special Team Duct Tape dessert, designed by one of our members.
Proceeds from the dinner will go towards Team Duct Tape’s FTC World Championship journey, which is just two weeks away!
TDT enjoyed having some guests at this past Saturday’s meeting – mentors and supporters who wanted to see our robot’s progress and meet team members. At times, it was probably about as exciting as watching paint dry. Who doesn’t love watching a programmer at work? But we applaud our guests’ genuine interest in the team’s efforts, and especially the “jump-right-in” spirit of one, who joined in with our parent Duct Tape Divas crafting World Championship give-aways.
Members also worked on fliers for our March 31 Benefit Dinner at the Breakfast Nook in Land O’ Lakes. There’s still time to get tickets! Team members will exchange tools and computers for aprons and oven mits and help serve meals at the dinner, as well as be on hand to show guests the robot and answer questions about their team experience.
It’s hard to believe we have only two more weeks before the World Championship! We can’t wait!