The school, students and booster club have undertaken the challenge of fundraising for the program which requires a financial commitment beyond the regular school budget.
Our yearly budget for our FTC Team is about $2,500 and our FRC team costs run over $20,000 a year to register in competitions, buy materials and tools, and help pay for travel and competition costs. Entry for a FRC competition alone is $5,000 and we compete in two regional competitions each year. The students work hard to raise money toward the total budget, and help fund their own travel, but they need your help.
We have several ways for you to sponsor our team from Corporate Sponsors to individual donations.
Patriot Robotics is in our 10th year, and we have had some notable successes. In 2016 or FRC team had the privilege of competing in the FIRST World Championships competition in St. Louis. We were honored with the Engineering and Inspiration Award by NASA due to our extensive community outreach and promotion of STEM ideals. This was followed by a successful 2017 season in which the FRC team won the Arizona Regional Competition earning another trip to the FIRST World Championships in Houston. We hope to reach the championships again in 2020!
Additionally, the team makes presentations at local schools to foster interest in STEM programs, and many team members mentor younger students.
If you would like more information, please email us at IronPatriots4135@gmail.com and we can send you some materials or even arrange a tour of our facilities or a student presentation to your company. We love to show off our robots!
Files & Links
Partnership Opportunities (pdf)
Donation Request Letter (pdf)
Donation Request Letter (Word - editable)