Lamonte Heyward, left in back row, general manager of the Amazon Distribution Center in Matteson, came to a meeting of the HF Robotics team in October to present them with $3,000 in new equipment. He is pictured with team members, coaches, members of the Homewood Science Center board and Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld and Flossmoor Mayor Michelle Nelson (front row with H-F sweatshirts). (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Business, Education

Amazon makes a $3,000 equipment donation to H-F Robotics

A $3,000 equipment donation from Amazon in Matteson is making a difference for the H-F Robotics team meeting at the Homewood Science Center.

LaMonte Heyward, general manager at the Amazon facility, asked what the team’s needs were and brought a portion of the donated equipment to an H-F Robotics meeting in October. He was happy to see how enthusiastic the members were as they opened the boxes. Heyward also offered the team a tour of the Matteson facility for them to see robots at work.

Surendran Heyward, standing, an eighth graders at . . .

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