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.

Advanced Title Solutions
Epic Systems Inc
Martin Steel Fabrication
Words of Wisdom

Amateur Computing Thrift Store

E-Lite Tool & Mfg, Co

Fast Fitness Bootcamp

First Federal Savings Bank of Mascoutah

Gannett Fleming

JMS Construction Management LLC

Mascoutah Eye Care

Robert & Lynette Merrifield

Gold - $500+

Silver level benefits plus company logo or name on our team banner beginning at the state level tournaments as well as a thank you in select produced video content.

Silver - $200+

Bronze level benefits plus adding company logo on our website and beginning at the qualifier level tournaments, our robot as well.

Bronze - $100+

Company name and website link placed on this sponsor page.

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.