Help Youth Robotics Team Compete on World Stage!



FIRST Tech Challenge team 16091 T.W.C.A. (Team Without a Cool Acronym) has advanced from the Utah Region Championship and earned the opportunity to compete at the FIRST World Championships in Houston, Texas!
 
FIRST is a youth organization that stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The program is progressive, starting with preschool-age children building robots out of LEGO's and culminates with seniors in high school, building and competing with large custom robots worldwide! In FIRST Tech Challenge, youth teams consisting of between 2 and 15 students field a team where they must perform volunteer work, outreach about the FIRST program, engage with business professionals and engineers in their community, and complete the task of building a robot capable of both autonomous and driver-controlled tasks.
 
 
Team Without a Cool Acronym is a 3rd-year team consisting of 9 youth members from neighboring towns of Hurricane, Toquerville, and Washington City in Southern Utah. Katelyn, the team's founder, and captain has been competing in FIRST for 7 years this of which is her last season. Experience of other team members ranges from 6 years to this being their first season. T.W.C.A. qualified for the FIRST World Championship last season as well but was disappointed to find the event canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. T.W.C.A. is themed off of the hit television show Phineas and Ferb from Disney. Over the years, T.W.C.A. has formed a relationship with the creators of the show who are big fans and supporters of the team.
 
 
This year the championship is back on! Because team members come from different economical backgrounds, they need their community's help in getting them to Houston in April. See below for a breakdown of estimated expenses for the trip.
 
$2,000 - Event Registration
$3,600 - Travel to Event
$3,700 - Team lodging for 6 days, 5 nights
$1,800 - Meals
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$11,100 - Team Responsibility to Attend Championship
 
 
There are several ways to donate to help our team.
 
  • GoFundMe
  • If you are a business or individual that would like the benefits of donating to a 501(c)(3), please contact us by emailing [email redacted](dot)com so that we can get you the information.
  • If you would like to sponsor the team through your Venmo account, send payment to @TWCArobotics (Amy Hummel, last 4 digits 7253)
 
 
 
The total team responsibility amount is divided evenly among the 9 team members and 2 adult coaches. If you donate, the funds will be distributed evenly between team members. If you would like your donation to go to a specific team member, please send us an email ([email redacted](dot)com) specifying so that we can make sure funds go to the right person!
 
Thank you everyone for your support over the last 3 years and we are so very excited for this opportunity to represent Utah at the FIRST Championship this year!
 
-Team
 

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