‘SlingShot’ part of Canyon Crest Academy robotics fundraiser Dec. 5

Canyon Crest Academy robotics teams are holding a fundraiser Friday, Dec. 5, featuring the screening of the movie “SlingShot.” The event, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will feature a demonstration by CCA’s FIRST robotics teams, followed by the film.

The fundraiser is to help support CCA compete in FIRST competitions, including supplies to build robots and transportation.

“Slingshot” is a film about FIRST founder Dean Kamen, an inventor who has committed 15 years of his life to solving the world’s clean-water crisis. A technological genius with a provocative world view, Kamen is an inspiration for future scientists as his inventions help people in need and ease suffering. Kamen’s SlingShot water purification system was created in an attempt to obliterate the cause of half of human illness on the planet. The film looks inside the life of this inventor and his recent SlingShot trials in rural Ghana and beyond.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at