2010 Championship in Atlanta, GA.
It was my rookie year as a member of Team 1305 (Ice Cubed), and we were staying at the same hotel as Team 1730 (Team Driven). There was heavy traffic on the interstate between the Georgia Dome and our hotel, so our coach bus driver decided to take a back-road scenic route. While this is happening, a couple of our members spot a trailer, brightly painted with Team 1730’s branding all over it, sitting in a junk yard. When we arrive at the hotel, we find out that 1730’s trailer has been stolen (with almost everything they owned inside) and their mentors are giving a statement to Atlanta Police.
We let them know what we saw, and a few members and mentors jump in a car and lead the officers to the junk yard. Long story short, a wanted drug dealer had stolen it from the hotel parking lot, the police recovered the trailer, and the suspect was arrested. Our team ended up winning the Gracious Professionalism Award at the Championship that year.
It’s one of my favourite FIRST memories.