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FEF is Getting Ready for the Virtual Fitness Challenge

The Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) is preparing an exciting event for its students, alumni and interested parties.  The FEF Alumni/Ambassador Committee will host the first annual Virtual Fitness Challenge from April 1 to April 15. Participants can sign up as a team (maximum number of 6) representing a company, a college or just a group of friends. All FEF alumni, current students, professors, friends and friends of friends are welcome.  The goal of each team is 300 miles, whether it is running, walking, rowing, biking, swimming, even walking on the foundry floor. 

The cost is $34 per person and $8 for current students. All funds raised will go to the FEF student scholarship fund, ensuring ongoing support for all students.  All who participate will receive a medal. First and second place prizes will be awarded to the team with the most miles. First place prizes will also go to the individual with the most miles and the team that raises the most funds.

This is a great opportunity not only to help FEF students but also to enjoy some friendly competition, engage in fitness activities and earn a participation medal.

To register please go to https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Schaumburg/FEFFitnessChallenge

If you wish to donate but not participate, please click here https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/IL/Schaumburg/FEFFitnessChallenge

If you would like to purchase a T-shirt, click https://www.feffitnesschallenge.com/


For more information, please contact:

Brian Lewis
Executive Director
Foundry Educational Foundation
Phone: (847) 490-9200
brian@fefinc.org
www.fefinc.org

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FEF Partners with Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition to Showcase the Metalcasting Industry to High School Students

The Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) is proud to announce its partnership with the Blue Ocean Student Pitch Competition. This alliance will provide an opportunity for high school students who are interested in entrepreneurship to learn more about metalcasting by creating a pitch that focuses on foundry challenges in the 21st century.

High school students will create a video pitch (up to five minutes) that defines a unique solution to a problem facing the metalcasting industry or describes a new idea to improve productivity, quality or the safety of a foundry. Participation in this competition is a great way for students to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit, develop relationships with leaders in the manufacturing industry, and add to their college applications.

Brian Lewis, Executive Director of FEF stated “this effort by FEF to promote the industry at the high school level will encourage more students to consider educational opportunities that culminate in a career in metalcasting.”  Pitches will be judged by professionals in the metalcasting industry and the winner will receive a $1000 prize from FEF. 

Ted Dacko, CEO, Arbor Dakota and Executive Director of the competition said “We are pleased to partner with FEF.  Having high school students pitch ideas in metalcasting will create new, exciting and Blue Ocean ideas that can trigger critical improvements in the industry.”

The competition will begin accepting video pitches in the first week of December. Individual pitches can be submitted, or students can form teams of five or less. Resources are available from the Blue Ocean Competition about Blue Ocean concepts and how to pitch.  Additional details about the competition, including free registration, can be found at https://blueoceancompetition.org . The winner will be announced on April 21, 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Lewis
Executive Director
Foundry Educational Foundation
Office: (847) 490-9200
brian@fefinc.com
www.fefinc.org

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