This is my first post, so be gentle.
I’m captain of team #781. We registered the day before the due date, and I have spent almost every minute since then trying to get myself aquainted with the competition.
Anyways I just figured I would share with you our teams awsome luck in sponsorship.
First point, we didnt go to the sponsor, the sponsor came to us.
I’m up here in windy cold Ontario, in a small town called Kincardine. Our town is supported by a local nuclear power plant. The plant is responcible for a vast majority of the jobs in our town.
Recently the plant was bought by a company called British Energy a HUGE international company that owns quite a few power plants world wide. The local plant assumed operations under a new corperation called Bruce Power (since I just happen to live in Bruce County) the publicity director from BP two days before the competition’s entry due date e-mailed and called my principal explaining breifly the competition and asked if our schools robotics team (we actally have competed and won in some local lego league competitions) would be interested. As captain I was asked and jumped at the chance.
Whats the big deal of this long winded message?
BP is completely willing for fork every last expense. We in no way have to do any fundraising. It will all be paid for.
Since this is our rookie year I think it will help alot because we can spend more time focusing on the robot and the competition rather than the green.
I’ll just finish of by asking for any tips, I have scoured the internet and picked up almost anything online that’s helpful for a new team. But im wondering if you guys as fellow students and captains could let me know just what I’m to expect, and some advice.
Also one final request. Does anyone have a pdf of last years rulebook? Ive looked for it but cant find it. They seem to no longer be on the FIRST site since the revamp.
P.S. Sorry for the long post, I tend to do that.