FTC Robotics Team #12528 - NextGen

We are NextGen - Team 12528. 
We are so honored to have qualified to participate in the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, Michigan, April 25-28.

We would like to kindly ask you for financial support. It is through sponsorships and grants from friends, families and business partners, that our robotics team is given the opportunity to take part in this competition and spread FIRST principles throughout the community.

The costs for our team to attend the World Championships will be over $6000 including registration fees, tranportation costs, food and housing.

Can you help?
Please donate if you can. 
Our Story:

We are a rookie FIRST Robotics FTC team from Apple Valley, Minnesota, made up of friends with a combined 26 years of FIRST experience.

Our team name reflects three parts of our team mission:
to build our technology and team skills,
to share what we learn and help build the next generation, and 
to have FUN along the way!

FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology - is an organization that promotes teamwork and collaboration amongst aspiring engineers. This program encourages students to explore science and technology through interaction in the community and robotics competitions.

Season Highlights so far:
1st Qualifier - November
•Inspire Winner
•Stratasys 3D Printing Award
•Promote Award
•Control Finalist
•Think Finalist
•Winning Alliance - 1st pick
•1st MN Team 2 standing relics 3rd zone

2nd Qualifier - January
•Think Award Winner
•Compass Award
•Innovate Finalist
•Winning Alliance - 1st pick
•Highest Score in MN
•1st MN cipher in competition

Minnesota FTC State
•Promote Award
•Control Award
•Think Finalist
•Winning Alliance - 1st pick
•Highest Score in Minnesota

North Super Regionals, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
•2nd place in our division 
•Design Award - 3rd place

Outreach Goals:
Spread the values of FIRST to our community.
Our initial goal  was 100 hours of outreach before our first competition in November.

We surpassed our goal!

• We completed 320 hours by the State Tournament
• We completed 360 hours by the North Super Regional Championship (NSR).

For a team of only five people, that is A LOT of volunteer hours.

Outreach Highlights:

•Volunteering and judging at multiple FIRST events this year!

•Sharing FIRST at the Minnesota State Fair and Slice of Shoreview.  

•Visiting Fairview Ridges hospital and trying out "robotic assisted surgery".

•Meeting engineers from UTC Aerospace, Uponor, and Stratasys. 

Thanks so much for reading our story. Please consider supporting our team as we advance to worlds.

We want you to know that we value your support and encouragement so very much! 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Vergene Downs 
Apple Valley, MN