St. Patrick robotics team lends a hand to Baton Rouge competitor

St. Patrick robotics team lends a hand to Baton Rouge competitor
The robotics team filled 50 backpacks with supplies for the Baton Rouge high school. (Photo source: St. Patrick High School)
The robotics team filled 50 backpacks with supplies for the Baton Rouge high school. (Photo source: St. Patrick High School)
The robotics team got the idea from their Pillowcase Project, which they developed after Hurricane Katrina to help students in disaster-affected areas. (Photo source: St. Patrick High School)
The robotics team got the idea from their Pillowcase Project, which they developed after Hurricane Katrina to help students in disaster-affected areas. (Photo source: St. Patrick High School)
The robotics team already had plans to travel to Baton Rouge for a competition when they decided to help out their hosts at the same time. (Photo source: St. Patrick High School)
The robotics team already had plans to travel to Baton Rouge for a competition when they decided to help out their hosts at the same time. (Photo source: St. Patrick High School)

Baton Rouge, LA (WLOX) - The robotics team from St. Patrick Catholic High School is in Baton Rouge today, following up on long-held plans to compete in a competition at Woodlawn High. But that's not all the team is doing while they are over there.

The Gulf Coast team, who call themselves Team Tempest, decided it would be the perfect chance to give back through their Pillowcase Project after hearing about the devastation caused by recent flooding to the area.

Team Tempest arrived in Baton Rouge first thing Saturday morning, bringing with them 50 backpacks filled with school supplies and others to hand out to the students at their competitor's school. They also brought along truckloads of supplies and food that were donated by the entire school.

The robotics team started the Pillowcase Project right after Hurricane Katrina to help comfort children who have to evacuate during a disaster.

The St. Patrick Catholic High robotics team, "Team Tempest," arrived in Baton Rouge Saturday morning. I did a story about their collection drive on Thursday. I asked them to send us some pictures of the delivery to Woodlawn High School, so those photos will be coming shortly. You can use them for a VO tonight or web content if you wish.

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