Power Is in Your Hands

Do you want your logo on a robot? A friend emailed me that question because her son’s robotics team needs sponsors for their trip to St. Louis. The Hardin Valley RoHawktics didn’t win the overall competition at the Smoky Mountain Regional FIRST Robotics Competition on Saturday but they did win the Rookie All Star Award and the Highest Rookie Seed Award after experiencing some difficulty on Friday. Their entry is named Hawktimus Prime.

At the end of the month, the RoHawktics get to compete at the FIRST Championship at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. FIRST means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The organization was founded by the Segway guy, Dean Kamen. He was in Knoxville to watch the competition on Friday.

My friend is looking for suggestions for potential sponsors. The team needs to quickly raise at least $6,000 for the trip, which includes robot parts,  travel expenses and the sizable registration fee. The last time my friend and her son asked me to be a sponsor, I happily said yes. Of course it didn’t cost me anything to be the young man’s Confirmation sponsor.

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