SCIENTIFIC GAMES INSPIRES FUTURE TECHNOLOGY LEADERS WITH DONATION TO GEORGIA FIRST ROBOTICS
Company’s Support Will Help Fund STEM-focused Programs for Local K-12 Students
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – June 10, 2019 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has made a financial contribution to GEORGIA FIRST Robotics (PHOTO), the Georgia chapter of the global non-profit FIRST Robotics, which serves more than 520,000 students around the world by encouraging education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related fields. Students compete on teams in robotics exhibitions throughout the state.
“More than robots, GEORGIA FIRST Robotics is sports for the mind. Our programs help students gain the confidence to explore innovation while they learn valuable STEM, teamwork and problem-solving skills,” said Connie Hayes, Executive Director of GEORGIA FIRST Robotics. “On behalf of all of our students, instructors, mentors and parent volunteers, we thank Scientific Games for this generous donation.”
Scientific Games’ donation will help fund GEORGIA FIRST programs for students in grades K-12 from Forsyth County Schools, including Alliance Academy for Innovation, Forsyth Central High School, North Forsyth High School, South Forsyth High School, Sharon Elementary and West Forsyth High School.
Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games, said, “With our global lottery headquarters and technology center located just north of Atlanta, Scientific Games is committed to enhancing STEM education and experiences for our local students. We are honored to support an organization like GEORGIA FIRST Robotics that is inspiring and shaping future science and technology leaders and innovators right here in our own community.”
The Company utilizes advanced robotics at its metro-Atlanta lottery instant game manufacturing facility in unique, complex processes that provide additional layers of game security, so that no one ever knows where winning tickets are located.
FIRST Robotics, the largest K-12 STEM organization worldwide, is a mentor-based program offering students the opportunity to work alongside experts in the fields of engineering, design, marketing, business planning, branding and programming. Participants are 66% more likely to attend college on a full-time bases, with 89% of FIRST Robotics alumni studying STEM in college or becoming STEM professionals.
Creating the lottery industry’s first secure instant game in 1974, Scientific Games is the world’s largest supplier and manager of instant games, technology and services. The Company provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries in 50 countries around the globe, including nearly every North American lottery.
PHOTO CAPTION: Scientific Games’ Pat McHugh (L) presents a check to GEORGIA FIRST Robotics near the Company’s robotics technology used at its Alpharetta, Georgia lottery instant games manufacturing facility. Accepting are award-winning robotics team members from Forsyth County Schools’ Alliance Academy for Innovation (first row L to R): Luca Villalba, Jauston Neely, Celeste Coan and Maurice Wodtke. Also pictured (back row L to R) are Alliance Academy robotics team advsior Jon Welsh, and GEORGIA FIRST Robotics representatives Connie Haynes and Allison Carrow.