We need your help! Our 2018-2019 Fundraising Campaign Goal: $2500!!

We are entering our tenth year as a robotics team, and are returning from a very successful 2017-2018 campaign that culminated with a trip to the FIRST World Championships where we won the Connect Award. 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.

Southern Illinois FIRST
Martin Steel Fabrication
Mascoutah Eye Care

First Federal Savings Bank of Mascoutah

Platinum - $500+

All benefits for Gold + Thank you in video content + Company name and logo on team banner starting at State competition

Gold - $250+

All benefits for Silver + Company logo on robot beginning at qualifier

Silver - $100+

All benefits for Bronze + Name and logo on website + logo on display boards

Bronze - 50+

Name on display boards + Thank you note

Other - $___?

Thank you note