Announcing the Goonettes Invitational! Hosted by Team 3604 - The Goon Squad

Team 3604 - The Goon Squad is proud to announce the first inaugural Goonettes Invitational! An all girls off-season event held on September 14, 2019 at Woodhaven High School in Woodhaven, MI.

This event will aim to promote STEM education and training for young girls and provide an opportunity to increase female participation and close the gender gap in both FIRST and STEM.

Interested in learning more about the event or applying to compete, volunteer, or even sponsor?

Please visit:
Our website: goonettesinvitational.org - APPLICATION TO COMPETE NOW OPEN!
Our Facebook: @goonettesinvitational
Our Twitter: @goonettesinv

Please email:
goonettesinvitational@gmail.com

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The Goonettes had a “blast” at the Big Bang event this weekend! While there, we handed out our first three official invitations to some of our earliest applicants!

Congrats to teams 6914 Retro5ive, 5050 Cow Town Robotics, and 2620 Southgate Titan Robotics! You are all in!

Interested in being the next invitee? Apply to play (or volunteer) as soon as possible at our website: goonettesinvitational.org!

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Many potential applicants have been asking about the cost to compete at the inaugural Goonettes Invitational.

The cost will be $200.

You may be thinking “where does this money go?”
Well, it will first go toward the cost of the event. Beyond that, all money raised will go toward increasing access to STEM careers for even more girls!

Now that sounds like a well spent $200!

Good morning Chief Delphi!

Have you heard the news…?

We now have an updated list of teams that have applied and been invited (so far) to compete at the Goonettes Invitational! Here it is:

Teams who have been invited and accepted their invitation:
33 - Killer Bees
815 - Advanced Power
1023 - Bedford Express
1481 - The Riveters
2834 - Bionic Black Hawks
3604 - Goon Squad (Goonettes)
5050 - Cow Town Robotics
6078 - RoboRams
6914 - Retro5ive

Teams who have been invited but have not yet accepted their invitation:
548 - Robostangs
2620 - Titans
3707 - Brighton TechnoDogs
5498 - The Wired Devils
7174 - ProtoBots

We are currently in the process of updating our website with this information and more!

This is shaping up to be a very exciting event (and it is NOT too late to apply) - who will be invited next?!

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Hello again Chief Delphi!

A few important announcements…

  • We now have a deadline for submitting applications to compete in the 2019 Goonettes Invitational - the application deadline is August 28.

  • We have sent out another round of invites! Here are the updated teams lists:

Teams who have been invited and accepted their invitation (we are excited to have you there!):
33 - Killer Bees
548 - Robostangs
815 - Advanced Power
1023 - Bedford Express
1250 - Gator-Bots
1481 - The Riveters
2620 - Titans
2834 - Bionic Black Hawks
3175 - Knight Vision
3604 - Goon Squad (Goonettes)
3655 - Tractor Technicians
5050 - Cow Town Robotics
5498 - The Wired Devils
6078 - RoboRams
6618 - WARHBOTS
6914 - Retro5ive
7174 - ProtoBots

Teams who have been invited but have not yet accepted their invitation (if you’re reading this - please accept!):
910 - The Foley Freeze
2137 - T.O.R.C.
3538 - RoboJackets
3707 - Brighton TechnoDogs

A reminder that if you are interested in volunteering, whether your team is competing or not, feel free to visit goonettesinvitational.org

Looking forward to September 14!! Feel free to send any questions you may have our way!

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Can’t wait!

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The application for the 2019 Goonettes Invitaitonal is officially “closed” (although you can still apply and will instantly be placed on our waitlist).

Here are the 24 teams that have been invited to compete:

Here is our Competition and Hands on Hallway Schedule (see our website for more information on our Hands on Hallway vendors):

Whether your team is competing or not, you are welcome to show up, watch the competition, visit our Hands on Hallway, or sign up to volunteer on our website!
If you are too far away to join us in person, we will be streaming the event live, and will provide more details on that later.

The Goonettes Invitational is go for launch in T minus TWO WEEKS!

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We are excited to be a part of this invitational. Can’t wait to see everyone there!

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We are less than ONE WEEK away from the Goonettes Invitational and we have an update to our team list:

Unfortunately, team 7174 - ProtoBots will not be able to make it.
However… Team 862 - Lightning Robotics - will be taking their place

23 out of 24 teams have accepted their invitation thus far!

See you all soon :slight_smile:

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On Friday, is the “pit setup” line just meaning event staff are staying until 6: teams need to be out the door by 5, or can teams stay until 6?

Teams need to be loaded in by 5p because there is a home football game. Once you are in the building you can stay as long you want. :smile:

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Hi all,

A bit of last minute news:

Team 910 - The Foley Freeze, will no longer be able to compete.
Team 4854 - Trobots, will be taking their spot.

This should be the final update, as all teams have officially accepted!

See you all tomorrow!!

Awesome set of teams and definitely the event of the week! This event will be streamed at twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow and thebluealliance.com/watch/fun