DANVILLE, Va. — In their inaugural season, the Danville Otterbots have partnered with Danville Public Schools (DPS) on several initiatives to promote education and wellness to both students and the community at large.
“As a community steward who is much more than ‘just the baseball team,’ the Otterbots recognize the importance of education in creating generational change within our community,” Otterbots General Manager Austin Scher said. “As a new STEAM-heavy industry continues to come into Danville and Southside Virginia, our students need to be ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. The ‘Bots’ in Otterbots is there for a reason: our team was built to be part of Danville’s future. The Otterbots could not be more proud to play a role in creating new and unique educational opportunities for our youth, while increasing quality of life for families across the region.”
The Otterbots participated in DPS STEAM nights in May 2021 and will continue their involvement for many years to come. Scher said being able to meet students, teachers, and families who stopped by their table at STEAM Nights was an incredible experience for the team.
The division and the Otterbots collaborated on the first ever DPS Summer Coding Camp in June, in which students had the opportunity to attend an Otterbots baseball game on June 16. There,…