Kickoff Info

The Buckeye Regional Planning Committee will hold its annual FIRST Robotics Competition local kickoff event on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at:

Cuyahoga Community College
Unified Technologies Center
2415 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

For questions or more information, please contact the Kickoff Coordinator, Mary Kay Bitterman.

Parking is free for the Saturday event. It is recommended to park in Lot 7, adjacent to the Unified Technologies Center or Lot 1 nearby. Teams picking up Kits of Parts should come prepared with a hand truck to transport the heavy kits to their vehicles.
Map of the Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus

Team registration is required to attend.

If you would like to view a replay of the 2017 kickoff that occurred on Saturday, January 7th., 2017, click HERE.

If you would like to view the video 'This isn't a Robot' that was played prior to the 2017 kickoff reveal video, click HERE.

The local kickoff schedule is as follows:*

Saturday, January 6, 2018

  8:30 AM
  9:30 AM   -   10:15 AM
10:15 AM   -   12:00 PM
12:00 PM

  2:00 PM
Doors open
Welcome and guest speakers
FIRST kickoff broadcast
Kit of Parts may be picked up immediately following broadcast
Breakout rooms available for strategy sessions
Event concludes

* Schedule subject to change.


As teams register for the 2018 Kickoff in Cleveland at Cuyahoga Community college, they will appear below


Other FIRST Robotics Kickoffs in the State of Ohio - (Some Buckeye Regional teams may be attending these) :

OH-Cincinnati-Colerain High School Kickoff (Cincinnati, OH) - Click HERE for more information.

OH-Columbus-Ohio State University Kickoff (Columbus, OH) - Click HERE for more information.