Easter egg hunt on "the blue"

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2018-04-16 18:58:45-04

It was perfect Spring weather Saturday to soak in all the Easter activities around the Treasure Valley.

What's a more iconic spot for a Boise Easter egg hunt than on the famous blue turf at Albertsons Stadium?

Dozens of kids took over the turf in the search for mostly blue and orange Easter eggs filled with goodies.

A team of four Boise State University engineering students worked all semester long to tweak this year's BunnyBot, which helps kids with disabilities collect eggs.

"When your program works and the BunnyBot goes and picks up eggs and you finally have a lot of eggs to give to the kids, it feels like you accomplished something," said Tashi Sherpa, who worked on the robot as part of a one-credit class that's offered every year at BSU. "And their smile, their happiness and them saying thank you, it means a lot."

The event was hosted by the Boise State University President's Club.

From goal post to goal post, more than 10,000 eggs were scattered along the field.