We need your help! Our 2017-2018 Fundraising Campaign Goal: $5000!!

We are entering our ninth year as a robotics team, and are returning from a very successful 2016-2017 campaign that culminated with a trip to the FIRST World Championships where we were a selecting captain in the robot competition playoffs. To remain nationally competitive this season however, we need the help of sponsors and donors like you!

Robot competitions are expensive! Not only do we spend much of our budget on robot hardware, but we also invest in electronics, fabrication of custom parts, marketing materials, tools, and competition fees.

Even though we work hard to be competitive, it's not all about us. It's in our Robo Raider DNA to share and mentor! By sponsoring us, you could help fund our robotics summer camps so that we may continue to spread the knowledge of STEM to our community. Your contribution could be used to pay for robot kits, camp materials, or even scholarships for children who would otherwise be unable to attend.

There are several ways to support us:

  • Cash donations can be mailed directly to the Robo Raiders. (Please email us for the address.)
  • Cash donations can also be given through Paypal on Southern Illinois FIRST website (click the yellow Donate button on their homepage) as a directed grant to Robo Raiders FTC 7129 for a tax credit through their 501(c)3 charitable organization status.
  • Purchase one of our identified needs for this season from our Amazon wish list.
  • Alternatively, we need to build more professional connections to help us with design ideas and reviews, fabrication techniques, programming insights, robotics behavioral characteristics, testing procedures, and access to more expensive tools like cnc routers.

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Platinum - $1000+

Gold level benefits plus company logo on our competition banner and a thank you mention in our produced videos.

Gold - $500+

Silver level benefits plus company logo on our competition robot.

Silver - $100+

Bronze level benefits plus company name, logo, and hyperlink on our website.

Bronze - $50+

Company name and logo placed our our competition pit display boards, as well as a personal thank you note.

Other - $___?

Even if you can't commit to one of our sponsorship levels, every dollar helps! We'll send a personal thank you note for your contribution.