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The Chrysler Foundation Powers Up 2013 FIRST Robotics Season; Awards $181,000 To Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan And Ontario, Canada Teams

Ontario, Canada  Sandwich Secondary School ( LaSalle)

FIRST Tech Challenge - $1,500 grant

Michigan Home Middle School ( Fenton)

FIRST Lego League - $2,500 grant

Alabama Huntsville City School System

The Chrysler Foundation also awarded a $5,000 grant to the "FIRST in Michigan" program to support district and statewide robotics competitions. 

"The Chrysler Foundation and Chrysler Group are proud to help students discover the rewards and excitement of education and careers in science, engineering, and technology," said Jody Trapasso, Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Chrysler Group LLC and President - The Chrysler Foundation. "We are equally proud of our employees who generously mentor students and serve as competition coordinators."

About FIRST Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build; self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org.

About The Chrysler Foundation During the past 60 years, The Chrysler Foundation has established a proud legacy of enriching the physical, educational and cultural needs of local communities in which Chrysler Group LLC conducts business. Chrysler employees also have a strong commitment to helping improve their communities by volunteering their time and talents in the places where we live and work.

The Chrysler Foundation embodies the values of the Company and its employees and, since its inception, has awarded more than $500 million in charitable grants.

SOURCE The Chrysler Foundation

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