Kickoff Info

The Buckeye Regional Planning Committee will hold its annual FIRST Robotics Competition local kickoff event on Saturday, January 7, 2017 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 7, 2017

  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.

Teams registered for the 2017 kickoff in Cleveland at Cuyahoga community College

48 Warren G. Harding High School Warren, OH
120 Youth Technology Academy, Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, OH
291 Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy Erie, PA
379 Girard High School Girard, OH
695 Beachwood High School Beachwood, OH
1248 Berea-Midpark High School Middleburg Heights, OH
1308 St. Ignatius High School Cleveland, OH
1590 Lorain High School Lorain, OH
1787 Orange High School Pepper Pike, OH
2010 Champion High School Warren, OH
2172 St. Edward High School Lakewood, OH
2252 EHOVE Career Center Milan, OH
2399 Hathaway Brown School Shaker Heights, OH
2603 Highland High School Medina, OH
2632 Marion L. Steele High School Amherst, OH
3193 Austintown Fitch High School Austintown, OH
3356 MC2STEM High School East Cleveland, OH
4119 Avon High School Avon, OH
4121 Hoover High School - North Canton City Schools North Canton, OH
4601 Canfield High School Canfield, OH
4780 Constellation Schools Parma Community Parma, OH
5077 Cardinal Mooney High School Youngstown, OH
5418 Hubbard High School Hubbard, OH
5973 Gilmour Academy Gates Mills, OH
6054 Marlington High School Alliance, OH
6181 Neighborhood Group Archbold, OH
6355 Community & Family/Community Cleveland, OH

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.