For the first time in its 11-year history, the high school robotics team from Grant High School of Portland, Oregon – The Generals
– qualified to compete later this month in the 2022 FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas! This is the highest honor a student robotics team can have, but now they need your help to travel to this event, meet hundreds of teams from around the US and the world, and compete for a world title. Calling this the Olympic Games of robotics is not an exaggeration!
The team played a highly competitive season, overcoming damage incurred during matches and other adversity to rank in the top ten percent of Pacific Northwest teams going into District Championships last week. At the District event the team and its robot played well, reaching the semifinals and achieving a rank that qualified for World Championships. Never seen a robotics match? Check out one of the team’s winning quarterfinal matches here
(The Generals in blue – Team #3636).
This championship event is an opportunity to take the team to the next level. It also requires funding beyond what the team ever anticipated. The team aims to raise $55,000 in the next two weeks to cover the cost of 30 students, parent chaperones and coaches traveling from Portland to Houston, hotel for five nights, meals, and other incidentals. Any funds not applied to the cost of the trip will be used exclusively toward other Grant robotics team costs and fees incurred during this and future seasons.
Please help support this amazing team with any amount you can afford! And, if you know others who have a passion for technology, robotics, engineering and computer science who would like to support and encourage top students, please share this GoFundMe link to them.
Alenna (parent to 2 robotics team members)