Basic Academy’s Wolves Robotics team is seeking sponsors for its upcoming competition, the CRATE Foundation’s U.S. Open Robotics Championship, in Bluffs, Iowa. This competition is an opportunity for Basic Academy students to compete with to VEX Robotics team across the nation for top awards and scholarship opportunities.
Recently the Wolves Robotics team received the Excellence Award in the VEX Robotics Competition. This award is presented to the team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well-rounded robotics program, and recognizes the team as a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork.
“The students are so excited and are working every day to try and bring home the win at state level and Iowa,” said Mark Reed, Wolves Robotics advisor and Basic Academy physics teacher. “This is an incredible opportunity for these students to learn and compete at the highest level, and this experience will impact the rest of their lives by sparking a key interest in STEM education.”
Sponsors contributions will help cover the cost of airfare, hotels, transportation and administrative fees for the team and chaperones to attend the event. Sponsor logos will be prominently displayed on the competition robot, team clothing, banners and all media releases.
“Our sponsors are wonderful partners and help make this competition possible for these exceptional kids,” said Reed. “We’re so grateful for their contributions and thank them for the opportunity to allow our team to compete.”
The CREATE Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to aiding educational organizations, students, teachers and mentors in advancing the education of our youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Formed with the belief that compelling and engaging technology education for our youth is critical to our future, the Foundation supports robotics competitions that offer a unique, fun and very challenging year round activity. Borrowing a page from sports these head-to-head sports-like competitions stretch not only the students knowledge of technology but also stretch their teamwork, communication and leadership skills.