Send FRC Team 812 to Championships!

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Shaoni Bandy
on behalf of Edwina Manas
 LA JOLLA, CA
Help Team 812: The Midnight Mechanics go to Championships!

We are a robotics team in San Diego trying to go to the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis.

Our Population: Our team is based at The Preuss School UC San Diego, serving a 100% low-income population who will all be first generation college students.

Our Goal: Inspire others to pursue careers in STEAM. To achieve this we are committed to supporting our local and school communities. In the past 3 years we have completed over 6000 hours of outreach, including:

1) Presenting at Robot Day at San Diego Central Library
2) Teaching Shoppers How to Drive Our Robot at the Barnes and Nobles Maker Faire
3) Hosting the Barrio Logan College Institute FLL Summer Camp
4) Hosting the Marie Curie Elementary FLL Summer Camp
5) Hosting a Girls in STEM Conference
6) Hosting a FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament 
7) Volunteering at the San Diego Humane Society 
8) Volunteering at the San Diego Walk for Animals 


Our Needs: On Sunday March 13, 2016, we won the 2016 Chairman's Award* at the Central Valley FRC Regional in California, which qualifies us to compete in Championships. However, we need funding to cover the rest of our costs as we hope to take 28 students to nationals, which is from April 27-30, 2016. That means that we only have a month to raise these funds.  Approximately $750 covers the cost of flights and hotels per student. 

*The Chairman's Award is "the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST." --FIRST Website

Why: The chance to travel to championships is a unique opportunity. We come from a school where many students have never left California or traveled on a plane before. For our students, not only is this an opportunity to represent our diverse community at championships but also a way to learn about other teams and strategies so that we can continue to push ourselves as a strong force for change in San Diego. 

Please help us and spread the word, and don't forget....

DON'T YOU PANIC, WE'RE THE MIDNIGHT MECHANICS!

Learn More About the Team:  http://www.midnightmechanics.org/

Our Officers: 
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Update 11
Posted by Shaoni Bandy
10 months ago
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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for support through this entire process! As we wrap up the year, I few notes.

1) We are almost done sending out all of our thank you packages. We are still waiting on our Sponsor Books and Team Shirts to come in, so if you have not received your packet yet, you will soon.

2) Lastly, attached is our thank you video from the team.

Your support was astounding and we could not have done it without you.

Thank you and have a wonderful summer!
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Update 10
Posted by Shaoni Bandy
12 months ago
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Thank you everyone for all of your donations! We are leaving for Championships tonight and this is the perfect send off. We hope to continue to send you updates while we are at Championships. In the meantime, we are increasing our fundraising goal so that we don't start off with $0 next season.

Thank you!
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Update 9
Posted by Shaoni Bandy
12 months ago
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Only $1500 left! We can do this. Thank you to the countless community members, family and friends that have gotten us this fair. Your support is so appreciated. Team 812 is defined by the work they do in their community and YOU are an essential part of that community.

Thank you, and as always, don't panic, we're The Midnight Mechanics.
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Update 8
Posted by Shaoni Bandy
12 months ago
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80% met! As we get closer to Championships, we are so excited to see that the donations are still coming in! For a few of our students, this will be the first time they travel on a plane and they are SO excited.

Please keep sharing!
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Felix Ramirez
13 months ago

Let's go Team 812

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$10,190 of $12k goal

Raised by 145 people in 13 months
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Created March 15, 2016
Shaoni Bandy  
on behalf of Edwina Manas
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Glenda Rothberg
11 months ago

Go Lizbeth and Team 812!

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Johnny Hayes
11 months ago

From The Universe pt 2

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12 months ago
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Go Team 812!

Felix Ramirez
13 months ago

Let's go Team 812

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