Robotics is not cheap. Most teams need thousands of dollars to operate and to be successful. We need money to buy robot parts, tools, hotel stays, food, and competition registration...just to name a few!
If you or your company would like to donate, please drop off any donations in the high school office or send to Sarah Oelkers. As an incentive, our team will advertise you or your company's name while at Regional competitions. This gets your name out to thousands of people and expresses our gratitude for your kind donation. Please see the incentives below for more information.
Gold: $3000 or more gifts
We'll post your company name on the robot, in the Pit area, and at community presentations*
Sliver: $1,000+ gift
We'll post your company name on part of the robot, and at community presentations*
We'll post your name at community presentations.*
Click here for a form to print and submit with your donation. All donations made are tax deductible. Please keep the appropriate section for your financial records.
If you would like to donate online, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/bloomingrobotics
Donating in Kind
We understand that monetary donations are not always feasible. Our robotics team also accepts donations in kind. We are looking for tools to help build our robots or storage materials to house our equipment. If you have any further questions about donating items, please contact Sarah Oelkers.
Donating Your Time
If you are interest in becoming a Mentor for our robotics team, please contact Sarah Oelkers and Ali Mach. We look to our community member to show our students specific discipline areas that they have not had the opportunity to learn in school. A few areas of specialty could include mechanics, electricians, programmers, graphic design, engineers, and business personnel.
In order to be a mentor, you must pass a background check through FIRST Robotics and our high school office. If you plan on being a mentor please plan to be at some practices to show your skills to our students. We also encourage you to come to our competitions in order to provide additional support and show your team spirit!
*Posting of names will depend on time of donation. Please be sure to donate early to ensure your name has time to be printed in time for these various events.
If you have any questions please contact Sarah Oelkers firstname.lastname@example.org ;
We look forward to your patronage.