Hi there Detroit-bound teams! I was hoping to wait until division assignments were out but the time is drawing close so I’ll just put this out to everyone heading to Detroit. We are looking for teams who can provide some support for our friends from Switzerland. We worked with team 7650 in navigating all things FIRST this year and provided them with tools and supplies when they joined us at the Ventura Regional. Alas, they are going on to champs as Rookie All-Stars (and tournament finalists!) and we will not be there to continue helping. I would like to find a team or two who would be willing to get in touch with them and find out what they might need. They will be limited in what they can bring on the plane.
In Ventura, we provided them with some shelving for their pit, a metric ratchet set and drivers, a mini-vac, US style extension cords and power strips and made our tools and supplies available as needed. We also just guided them through their first event and provided advice on things like strategy and logistics.
If you are a team with some ability to provide extra resources, and know your way around the Detroit championship I’m sure they would appreciate your help and we would feel better knowing they have some new American friends providing some hospitality. They are a really great bunch and we’ll be cheering them on from here in California!
Oh, and they all speak English but if you have anyone who speaks some German, that’s a big bonus. Hit me up if you can help and I’ll put you in touch with their coach and school headmaster.