One Week and Counting (down)!

Posted by Lori Dale On April 17, 2018 Comments Off

The Gearheads are counting down the days until our trip to The FIRST Robotics Championships, in Detroit, MI.  We leave next Tuesday (April 24) in the morning.  Super Sir Ants-a-bot, is waiting for us at a warehouse in the Detroit area, hopefully resting up for the hard work coming up.  The team is busy making last minute preparations for the trip and our matches.  

At the meeting this week we did some final organization of our tool carts, discussed the details of our trip and looked at samples of our new "load in" shirts.  Carter Calhoun was in charge of that, and we are excited to get the new shirts.  They are for the day that we load our supplies in to the Cobo Center in Detroit, where the competition will be happening.  Here is a picture of Carter showing a sample of the shirt. 

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In other related news, a few of us will be on KNSI radio on Thursday morning (April 29), to talk about the team and our trip.  We love letting people know about the sport of robotics, and our team. We also still need to raise the funds to cover the cost of the trip, so we are hoping that some local businesses and individuals will hear about our team and our trip, and will step forward to help us out.  It will cost the team about $15,000 for the trip.  This figure is based on the following costs: $5000 event registration, $4500 lodging during the competition (estimated), and $5,500 transportation (smallest amount estimated).  If you can donate, please check out this page http://www.granitecitygearheads.com/support-us/how-to-become-a-sponsor/  ANY amount is vey much appreciated!

 

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