Today, for the first time in FIRST Robotics Competition history, we surpassed 3,000 teams registered for the program. There is nothing particularly special about this figure, other than it being a nice round number, and it starting with a three instead of a two, but it does mean we continue to reach more teams and change more lives, and that’s exciting!
We want to thank everyone who has ever helped start new teams or supported young teams through their difficult early years. We know growth happens where the rubber meets the road – and that’s at the local level. Today is a day worthy of a little celebration, even if all that amounts to is taking a few minutes from your busy schedule to think about how far we’ve come from that first event in a high school gym in New Hampshire, all those years ago.
Thanks so much for all you do. Onwards and upwards!