The Educational Foundation of Lake County received a $28,000 STEM grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide funds for a Lake County Robotics Scrimmage.

The educational grant will host a district wide Vex robotics scrimmage that will expose the teams to a competition format and allow them to practice their skills for the upcoming robotics season. The event will comprise of 30 elementary and middle school teams who will participate in a head-to-head competition. It will follow the VEX robotics competition format with VEX coordinators to assist with the event.

“The Duke Energy Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of Lake County Schools,” said Carman Cullen-Batt, Executive Director, Educational Foundation.

The Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program makes strategic investments to build powerful communities where our natural resources thrive, students can excel and a talented workforce drives economic prosperity for all. The Foundation annually funds more than $30 million to communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven-state service area.

“I’m proud to say our ‘K to Career’ grant cycle is the largest investment we make in the state each year,” said Harry Sideris, Duke Energy Florida president. “It demonstrates our commitment to the future of our communities by preparing students to become  leaders and enabling and empowering a skilled workforce to meet the needs in high-demand fields.”

For additional information on Duke Energy’s community giving programs, visit duke-energy.com/foundation.