Runnymede Robotics has won the 2015 North Bay Regional Competition. We also won the Control and Automation Award and our lead mentor won the prestigious Woodie Flowers Regional Award. We have been invited to the 600 team FIRST World Championships in St Louis Missouri April 23. As a result the team needs to raise money to help pay for things like the US$5,000 entrance fee, the US$10,000 of hotel rooms required for the team over the four day competition, the $7,000 bus costs to get there and back, plus $3,000 for the robot and its spare parts and tools. Unfortunately the ~30% unfavourable exchange rate is making it that much harder.
Runnymede Robotics, Team 1310, is an award winning FRC team. Created in 2003 by a group of passionate mentors and students Runnymede Robotics has become one of the best teams in Canada and a top team in the world. Runnymede is a small school containing around 700 students with 81 students on the Robotics team. Runnymede Robotics is also a breeding ground for learning skills and obtaining knowledge about math, science and technology.
For more information visit us at www.Team1310.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @Team1310.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
We need your help with a personal contribution, a corporate donation or persuading your neighbours, boss, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles to make a donation. A number of our parents' employers have expressed interest in supporting the team, and we need your help by contacting them and putting them in touch with us.
ANY size individual donation is greatly appreciated and adds up (even $5). Corporate and community donations are generally in the $500 to $5,000+ range. We recognize our larger corporate supporters with logo placement on our t-shirts, promotional materials, on the robot and on our 8 ft pit banner.
Please note if you require a (Canadian) income tax receipt, you MUST to mail a cheque to Runnymede CI, 569 Jane St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6S3A4. The cheque should be make out to "Toronto District School Board". The memo line MUST say Runnymede Robotics.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young peoples' interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, this not-for-profit public charity designs accessible and innovative programs that engage and motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge and essential life skills. Complete information is available at www.usfirst.org or www.firstroboticscanada.org.