Does anybody know the exact date of the Kickoff? Or does FIRST make it a secret for a while?

I was under the impression that it was the first Saturday of January… making next kickoff January 5th, 2002. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I remember being told it was the first Saturday because that left the engineers Sunday to get back to work.

I was the one who put it on the calendar with a question mark…from what I can remember, its always the 1st Sat in January unless thats New Years Day or some other holiday.