We have our sights set on FIRST Tech Challenge and it’s a GAME CHANGER!
Wow! When we vowed to make lemonade out of these COVID-19 lemons, we weren’t sure what the outcome would be. To recap, in January our team won the Montana 2020 FIRST LEGO League State Champion Award. We were fundraising like crazy to head to Houston, TX to compete in the World Championship. Then, coronavirus hit and in mid-March, the FIRST World Festival and Championship was cancelled. While we certainly understand the reasons for it, the magnitude of disappointment is hard to express. We know it is shared by many worldwide who’s events, milestones and travel were squashed.
In our announcement about the cancellation, we planned to do two things with our funds raised. Here’s where we are at:
We have decided to take our tech skills to the next level. We are now competing in FIRST Tech Challenge!
Here comes that lemonade. This jump wouldn’t have been possible without our generous donors and team sponsors. The equipment alone to get started in FIRST Tech Challenge is almost $3,000. Add to that travel expenses for the 3 Montana tournaments in November, December and January and this is no easy feat financially.
Why did we choose to make this jump? We have a few reasons:
We are so excited to begin this new journey! Even better the Game Changers season theme for FTC is #ULTIMATEGOAL! We’ll be sure to keep you posted on our #ULTIMATEGOAL and our progress though the rest of the summer and the new season as we #FIRSTRISE to the challenge. Keep an eye on our new FTC season page to keep our fans, supporters and sponsors in the loop. We will also update our FLL information pages with current season links as they become available.
For now, enjoy the season “teaser” for FTC ULTIMATE GOAL. We anxiously await the 9/12 release of the complete challenge. In the meantime we’ll get robot parts ordered and start learning the basics of FTC. If you have questions about FIRST robotics, FIRST LEGO League or FIRST Tech Challenge, please let us know. We would love to help you get started.