Benefit event planned for robotics team

A benefit event is scheduled in Grand Junction to raise money for the Hi Fives, a team of high school students competing in an international robotics competition.

The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 743 Horizon Drive. The event will include a presentation by the Hi Fives. Live and silent auctions will feature items donated by the Grand Valley community, including trips, gift certificates and a motorcycle.

The Hi Fives hope to raise $100,000 to support their efforts during upcoming seasons. The team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition, a program that promotes science, technology, engineering and math.

For more information, visit the websites at www.thehifives.com or www.facebook.com/TheHiFives.