Los Altos High School FIRST Robotics Competition Team 114, Eagle Strike has won a bid to the FIRST National Championships in Houston this year by being a second-place finisher at our last competition. However, we are in a tough spot financially this year as the robots were very expensive to build. Our team gets very little funding from our district, and all our funding is from corporate sources.
The trip runs about $1400 per student for airfare, hotel, food, and robot gear transportation. We would love to be able to offset that cost for students so that their families do not have to take on the whole burden. We set up a Gofundme page and would love to have you donate whatever you can. We don’t even have enough to cover the $5,000 registration fee. Our team prides on being student-built, and the kids have earned this trip with many, many hours after school and on weekends for months.
This is the second time in our 22 year history that we have ever qualified for our worlds, and we would love to send as many students as possible. Please donate what you can, and we’ll see you in Houston!