Thunderbird Robotics Support
What Do Contributions Support: 29 active high school members. In the past five years, members have come from the following North State schools:
Las Plumas High School; Oroville High School; Hearthstone Charter; Chico High School; Pleasant Valley High School; Butte County Core High School; and Inspire School for Arts & Science.
What They Do: FRC 4643 Thunderbird Robotics seeks to promote the learning of STEM concepts. FIRST is more than robotics though. It is a community of people who are passionate about learning, who want to be challenged and who want to work with others in exploring their passion. See This Isn’t A Robot for an idea of what this means.
Where Do They Compete: This year, Thunderbird Robotics intends to compete at two FRC Regional events:
- Sacramento regional at UC-Davis: March 22 – 25
- Idaho Regional at Boise State: March 29 – April 1
Cost of Competing: Projected budget for the 2017 season is $30,000. This cost will cover two tournaments registrations, robot construction, travel & hotel, uniforms, and feeding the team during 5 and 8 hour meetings as well as at tournaments. In addition, with the start of a 501(c)3 non-profit, there are some initial start-up costs required.
A detailed comparison between the actual cost of the 2016 season and the projected cost of the 2017 season are available below. For a detailed listing of parts required for the 2017 competition season, click here.
How to Support: There are three ways to support Thunderbird Robotics:
- Financial – Donating funds directly to the team.
- In Kind – Donating materials, supplies, or other needs of the team.
- Time – Mentorship is a key part of the FIRST experience. Providing students the opportunity to work with professionals in engineering and manufacturing is an invaluable contribution to the team.
5 Levels of Sponsorship:
- Friends of Thunderbird Robotics – Up to $100
- Silver –$100 to $499. Sponsor will have its logo on the team website.
- Gold – $500 to $999. Sponsor will have its logo on the team uniform and website.
- Platinum – $1,000 to $4,999. Sponsor will have its logo on the team robot, uniform and website as well as a tax deduction to not-for-profit organization.
- Diamond -$5,000 and Up. Sponsor will have its logo on the team trailer, robot, team uniform, and website as well as a tax deduction to not-for-profit organizations.
For More Information:
Please contact: Jonathon Andrew, Thunderbird Robotics Advisor
Phone: (530) 538-2380 Ext. 2255