We rely on sponsors to help us with the expenses of running a team. Thousands of companies have sponsored FIRST Robotics teams to help create the next generation of engineers and accomplish FIRST‘s goal: “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”

Sponsors help our team by finding technical mentors, donating materials, coming to regional events and demonstrations, inviting students to tour their facilities and use equipment, providing technical/marketing mentors for a team, or through monetary contributions. All sponsor logos go on our team T-shirts, robot, and website.

This year’s predicted budget includes the costs of registration, tools, robot parts, and travel. Most large corporate sponsors give $1,000 – $10,000 each. Any level of contribution is greatly appreciated! Please contact us at info@swrobotics.com.

We do accept in-kind donations! If you are interested in making an in-kind donation please contact us. Our in-kind donation wishlist includes:

  • Notebook computers* (one for the drive, 4-5 for programming team to practice CAD): $800 each or donation of computers
  • Two speed gearboxes: $500
  • Compressor and solenoids for pneumatics: $200
  • Cart for moving robot (adjustable height): $400
  • Update basic tools: $400

Your tax-deductible donation can be made to “Southwest High School” and directed to:

ATTN: John Pearson, Southwest High School Robotics, 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410

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