A team sign up and fundraiser will take place at the Weatherly Heritage Days Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Trainworks Complex in Weatherly.

These Robotics Competition Teams will be for the Weatherly Institute for Robotics and Engineering W.I.R.E. and the Hazleton Institute for Robotics and Engineering, H.I.R.E.

Teams will involve 9-14 year olds for the First Lego league Competition and late middle school through high school aged youths for the First Tech Challenge Competition, to be held at a date to be determined during the 2013-2014 school year.

The Weatherly Institute for Robotics and Engineering and The Hazleton Institute for Robotics and Engineering encompass the following areas, including: Drums, Sugarloaf, Hazleton, West Hazleton, Weatherly area, Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning and Lehighton. Any students not in the areas described who wish to participate are welcome.

Mentors are Stephen Goodale and Deborah Goodale.

Participation is free, but donations are welcome.

The purpose of the organization is to involve youth ages 8-16 in robotics and other engineering topics.

For more information, go to www.weatherlyrobotics.org [1] or call Stephen Goodale at (570) 401-7813.