FIRST® Robotics Competition team, the Lunatecs (FRC 316) , are used to tight, tense deadlines, but to meet this one, we need your help!
After two years of canceled in-person competitions due to COVID-19
, we were finally able to compete in person! After a tough, well-played season rising from 83rd to 11th in the district, the Lunatecs (FRC 316), qualified to compete at the FIRST Championship in Houston from April 20th to 23rd. We are excited to represent First Mid-Atlantic
, South Jersey Robotics
, and our sponsors
in Houston. But, we need your help to get there!
The Lunatecs need to raise $18,000 for registration, travel, and equipment transport costs by April 18th, and we need your help to do it. "Going to Worlds" is something every FIRST team and student dreams about.
Although COVID disrupted our competitions, it did not derail the program. The Lunatecs continued to learn, develop, and thrived doing remote sessions, creating facemasks for local community hospitals, and developing assistive devices, the most recent being a custom-designed swim fin for veteran amputees and spinal cord injury victims. FIRST and Disney have featured 316's work with adaptive devices on their FIRST Inspires, Build the future page https://firstinspires.wpengine.com
Thank you for helping us compete at the highest level possible in Houston! We will keep you updated throughout the journey!
The FIRST Championship is also an excellent opportunity for our sponsors
as well. At the last in-person FIRST Championship in 2019, over 15,000 students ages 6 to 18 competed in Houston at all FIRST levels. Held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, FIRST Championship pulls in significant attendance from around Houston and across the country. Sponsor names are added to the robot and seen by tens of thousands of attendees and participants. Additionally, select sponsors who donate at high levels have their names announced to the entire audience during the competition. If you are or know a company that would like to donate funds, goods, or services to the program, please reach out to [email redacted]
Your tax-deductible donation to South Jersey Robotics and sharing this campaign will help this dream come true.
More about the us (The Lunatecs, 316):
More about FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Championship:
FIRST® Robotics Competition Championship – FIRST Robotics Competition combines sports excitement with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams are challenged to fundraise, design a brand, exercise teamwork, and build and program robots to compete in an exciting game that includes autonomous and driver-operated periods.
Top teams in the four FIRST programs, including FIRST® LEGO® League (ages 9 to 16, varies by country); FIRST Tech Challenge (ages 12 to 18); and FIRST Robotics Competition (ages 14 to 18) compete in addition to the high-energy robotics matches, 60 teams participated in the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. (grades K-4, ages 6 to 9) World Festival Expo.