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Trip to World Championship -Detroit

$5,035 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 14 months
We are the Hydro Mechanics, a community based robotics team from the Forest Hills Robotics League based in Queens NY.   We won 1st Place in the FIRST FLL NYC Championship tournament and received an invitation to compete against 100+ teams across the globe in the World Championship in Detroit on April 25th, 2018.

We are a team consisting of three girls and five boys, with members whose ages range from 10 - 14.  Our team is unqiue in that the 8 members come from different backgrounds, attend 8 different schools and live in various parts of Queens, NY. We met for the first time when the season began in September and convene once a week for two hours.   In the NYC tournament, our team won 2nd Place Robot Performance, 1st Place Gracious Professionalism, 1st Robot Strategy & Innovation, and 1st Place Overall Champions awards.

We estimated the cost to participate in the World Championship to be approximately $10,000.  The cost includes airfare, hotel, food, event registration and other fees.  As a community based team, our team must raise their own funds to cover the cost. 

We worked really hard this season and looking forward to this special opportunity to participant in the World Championship.  We would like to ask you to help fund us to get to Detroit!

Sincerely,
Andre, Eileen, Elizabeth, Richard, Ryan, and Sophie

For more information about Forest Hills Robotics League, please see http://www.foresthillslego.com.

For more information about the FIRST organization (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), please see http://www.usfirst.org.
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Thank you for all your generous donations. We had a wonderful and unforgettable experience at the FLL World Festival in Detroit. We met teams from all over the US and 40 other countries in Europe and Asia. We learned many new innovative solutions and saw amazing robots that can complete all the missions. Although, we did not win any awards, being part of this event was rewarding enough.

We decided, at the event, to raise money to help families in Flint, Michigan. We were able to collect over $175 at the Festival and will contribute 10% of the money from the GoFundMe campign to the cause. With the money we will be able to help 18 families by purchasing water filters for them to provide clean drinking water.

Thank you again for your support! :)

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We made it to Detroit. Research, technical and core value presentation are today.
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Thank you for your generous donations. We just finished our last meeting. Looking forward to Detroit.
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$5,035 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 14 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Forest Hills Robotics League
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Forest Hills, NY
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