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Ball Corporation Recognized as Founding Sponsor of ColoradoFIRST® Robotics

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 26, 2019 — Ball Corporation was honored with the inaugural Founding Sponsor Award by Colorado For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) in appreciation of the company’s long-term support of the program.

Ball received the award at the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Colorado Regional on Friday, March 22, at the University of Denver Ritchie Center.

“Ball values the importance of the ColoradoFIRST program in helping young minds develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Chris Chavez, director, global corporate citizenship and corporate relations at Ball. “Ball is proud to support this mission with grants, mentors, judges and in-kind donations, and this year alone 20 Ball employees are mentoring 12 high school teams in the regional robotics competition.”

Over the years, The Ball Foundation has provided grants totaling nearly $200,000 to ColoradoFIRST. Through the company’s matching gift and volunteer reward programs, Ball employees have provided an additional $13,000 in donations with more than 220 mentors volunteering nearly 10,000 hours.

This year, which is the 15th anniversary of the FIRST Robotics Competition Colorado Regional, more than 50 high schools and organizations brought students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members to participate in the competition. Teams compete at this high-tech sporting event for honors in design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork―and for qualification to compete in the global championship.

Founded by inventor Dean Kamen, who introduced the Slingshot™ water purification system and the “Luke” robotic prosthetic arm, FIRST was created to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people, their schools and communities.

About The Ball Foundation

The Ball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation. The Ball Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and operate by improving and promoting recycling, disaster preparedness and relief, food security, and STEM education. For more information about The Ball Foundation, please visit www.ball.com/community.

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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