I’ll keep this short, but as some of you may be aware the NE District Championship this year falls right in the middle of both Easter and Passover, and poses a big problem for religiously affiliated teams. I saw that something similar happened with the FIRST Championship one year, and FIRST was kind enough to allow the Israeli teams to change to the other champs. Our team, being Catholic, has been told strictly by our administration that we can not attend, even if we have the best robot in the district. And its not just us; our archdiocese has strict rules about extracurriculars during Holy Week, and Jewish schools likely have similar policies about Passover. Would anyone support trying to get them to move it to the week after? There’s a free week before champs. Or, if not, do you think its worth a letter to FIRST to maybe let us attend a different event in place of NEDCMP so we don’t lose our chances of Detroit? Anyone have experience with how they would handle a letter about something like this? Lots of questions, thank you to anyone who might know a little something!