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Robotics Team USA FGC 2018

$1,575 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 19 people in 8 months
Created May 3, 2018
In early May, the FIRST Executive Advisory Board, co-chaired by Kevin Ross and Dr. Woodie Flowers, nominated us to be the FIRST Global Team USA 2018 . We are eleven students from the Montgomery County School district who will represent the United States of America at the 2018 FIRST® Global Challenge (FGC ) Mexico City on August 15, 2018. The FGC is an “Olympics”-style robotics event, where FIRST Global invites one team from every nation to participate in an international robotics challenge that builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, language, religions, and customs.

As a FIRST® Tech Challenge robotics team known as Wizards.exe , we won the top award at the 2017-2018  World Championship, the Inspire Award. We are now the only team from the US at FGC and are Team USA . The team's goal for FIRST Global is to connect with STEM leaders from other countries and share ideas on "Energy Impact," the theme for this year's competition.  

It is an honor and privilege to represent our country, but we need to raise funds to register, travel, and parts for our robot. The estimated cost for sending the team to this event is $20,000.  We need to raise these funds in the next month to be able to pay for registration and secure our spot at the competition.  Please consider any donations you can either through this GoFundMe or PayPal on our website.

More information about the history of the team can be found at our website: https://fgcteamusa2018.weebly.com/ 
Follow our progress through the season on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/FGCTeamUSA2018 and Twitter  https://twitter.com/FGCTeamUSA2018

More information about FIRST GLOBAL can be found at  https://first.global/.

The donations are tax deductible through Rockville Robotics, Inc., a 501(c)3  organization.
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Update 4
Posted by Pankaj Oberoi
6 months ago
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Thank you to Lockheed Martin, Google, and SIMCAC for their generous donations in getting up over the half-way point. We're looking to make a push to getting all f our team to Mexico City.
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Update 3
Posted by Pankaj Oberoi
7 months ago
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Thank you to Google for a generous donation of $2000 to help the team get to Mexico City. They have been an amazing sponsor for FTC and now our FIRST Global Team USA.
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Update 2
Posted by Pankaj Oberoi
7 months ago
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We are half way to getting money for registration for the event. It's been challenging, but we are hoping to get some more sponsors and donors. We have written to over 10 different corporations, but still looking for a corporate sponsor to help. If you know of anyone in a corporate giving office, please help us get in contact with them.
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Update 1
Posted by Pankaj Oberoi
8 months ago
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Our facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/FGCTeamUSA2018/) and twitter ( https://twitter.com/FGCTeamUSA2018) feeds are live. We's also launched our website: https://fgcteamusa2018.weebly.com/.
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$1,575 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 19 people in 8 months
Created May 3, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Rockville Robotics, Inc
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Rockville, MD
EIN: 821492333
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