We're raising money for the
HS Robotics Team
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We are a FIRST Robotics team from a small rural town in Central California. We have competed in FIRST for 12 years. In 2011, we were on the alliance which won the World Championship. A major hurdle for the team is that we have few large companies in our area who are able to support the team making fundraising a major challenge and takes time away from designing and building an effective robot.
What I'm Raising Money For
We are starting early to raise the funds necessary to pay our FIRST Regional registration fee. The sum of $5,000 includes a Kit of Parts which contains many items which are required to participate at a FIRST competition. Our team was priviledged to attend the 2013 FIRST World Championships after winning the LA Regional. This trip has drained our funds for the upcoming 2014 competition season.
Why You Should Give
The FIRST program exposes High School students to many aspects of STEM education. Our team members usually are not sports-oriented and this gives them an opportunity to be on a team and work towards a common goal. A good percentage of our graduates have gone on to pursue Engineering, Computer Science and other technical fields in college. FIRST alumni also get involved as mentors on other teams.