CBS 6 Gives


Cameron surprises robotics team with gift cards to use at World Championships

Posted at 10:20 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 22:22:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. — In this week’s edition of CBS 6 Gives, reporter Cameron Thompson stepped in to help the students on the Thomas Jefferson High School robotics team before they head to the World Championship on Tuesday.

CBS 6 Problem Solvers highlighted the team’s story after being contacted by parents saying the team needed donations after qualifying for the World Championships.

Generous donations by local businesses and community members helped make the team’s dream a reality.

“You guys have had some amazing support to help you guys get to Detroit for the World Championships,” said Thompson. “Mom was telling me you guys still needed some coverage for breakfast and things like that.”

Thompson presented two members of the robotics team with some Visa gift cards to help with breakfast and expenses during the four-day competition.

“It’s been amazing seeing the support that you guys have gotten,” he said. “We are wishing you guys the best of luck.”

Every Monday at 11, CBS 6 Gives honors members of the community who do so much for the community with the hope others will be inspired to pay it forward. You can watch previous CBS 6 Gives segments here.