I have a few thoughts for those who want to help expand the FIRST family.
I moved to RI in 1998 and ever since then I wondered why there is only one team in the state. The Rhode Warriors in my opinion are one of the best teams in the FIRST family and with winning multiple events and awards you would think that they would get coverage by the local media outlets with more than a story when they win an event. They don’t know about all that goes on in FIRST because they only know what they are told and I bet FIRST doesn’t send anything to local affiliates.
I’m asking all teams to go out there and send out a team press release to all of your local media outlets. Telling them who you are what your doing and what FIRST is all about. You’ll be surprised at the response you get and who knows you may even have a news crew follow your team from the preseason through postseason.
A while back a local station did a story on a lego competition and when I saw the commercial I said “cool lego league” when they ran the story it ws about some middle school and there own competition. I was kind of bummed that a school made event was on when there is a national competition.
PLEASE go out there and help the family grow!!!