The three Global Finals-bound Destination Imagination (DI) teams would like to sincerely thank BFA and all of its families who supported the teams by “BOLTING” one another during the past several weeks and for participating in the Dress of Choice Day and Frozen Treat Sale last month. Although the numbers are not yet official, your generosity helped the DI teams raise funds to help defray the costs of traveling to and competing at Global Finals in Kansas City, Mo. The BFA STARsKolorful Koalas and Served with a Side of Fries are ready and looking forward to representing BFA, the South Metro region, Colorado and the United States next week at this international competition. 
All of BFA’s DI teams will be competing in Monster Effects (Engineering Challenge) on the following days and times, so root for them in spirit! They will keep the BFA community updated via the Friends of Ben Facebook page. Times noted below are Central Time Zone. 
Wednesday, May 22
  • 10:42 a.m., Central Challenge: Kolorful Koalas (fifth graders), Elementary Level
  • 2 p.m., Central Challenge: BFA STARs (sixth, seventh and eighth graders), Middle Level
  • 4:06 p.m., Central Challenge: Served with a Side of Fries (third and fifth graders), Elementary Level
Thursday, May 23
  • 8:15 a.m., Instant Challenge: Served with a Side of Fries
  • 9:15 a.m., Instant Challenge: BFA STARs
  • 1:30 p.m., Instant Challenge: Kolorful Koalas
DI is a creative problem-solving program that integrates STEAM principles and teaches 21st century skills, including leadership, teamwork, positive thinking and project management.