Quaker UP! at the World Festival!

$8,514 of $17.5k goal

Raised by 40 people in 3 months
Quaker UP! is an all-girls team that competes each year in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition.  This year, of 147 teams in the NY Western Region (Jamestown to Syracuse), we were one of 2 to advance to the World Festival.  This 4-day competition is an incredible opportunity for our girls to build new skills and interact with other teams from all over the world.  We expect the total costs for the team members, coaches, and families to potentially approach $17,000.  We would really appreciate your help so that we can be part of this great event.

For those of you not familiar with First Lego League, FLL teams attempt to solve real world problems, technology problems, and learn teamwork and co-opertition.  This year our challenge was to identify a real world problem where humans and animals interact, then propose a feasible, practical solution.  After researching several ideas we decided to address 3 problems that guide dog users face:

1. People and noises can distract the dog and take their focus away from the owner's voice.
2. The apps they use for guidance do not track or easily re-route for things like sidewalk construction and other obstructions.
3. When carrying something with their right hand, they have much difficulty waking up their phone to give voice commands.

Our technology problem was to design, build, and program a robot to perform a series of missions on a 4 x 8 playing field.  

You can get more info by going here:  http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll

Thank you for your consideration.  We will let you know how we are doing!

Quaker Up!
Amanda Faust
Catherine Lesh
Maddie Bogart
Keely Thorpe
Katie Bogart
Elizabeth Faust
Chloe Johnson
Ella Nenoff
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Update 2
Posted by Dave Bogart
3 days ago
Thank you everyone, we have now surpassed $8,000! The girls are very grateful and very excited!
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Update 1
Posted by Dave Bogart
2 months ago
Kaylee Wendt from WIVB was here today interviewing the girls about their success and upcoming trip to St. Louis! You can watch it tonight at 10 on Channel 23, or early tomorrow morning on Channel 4 and again on their later newscast. We are also meeting with the Orchard Park Bee on Monday for a story. Thanks again!
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$8,514 of $17.5k goal

Raised by 40 people in 3 months
Created December 24, 2016
Rudy Jackson
2 days ago(Offline Donation)
Angela Bogart
3 days ago(Offline Donation)
Ken Snyder
3 days ago
Carrie Jordan
3 days ago

You girls are awesome! Wishing you a great trip filled with lifelong memories of friendship, teamwork, and accomplishment!

Pamela Marcucci
21 days ago

I wish I could add a few more zero's because you girls deserve it!

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General Motors
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