Fusion Robotics team and I would like to thank you once again for your support, and tell you that we are heartbroken to find out the 2019-2020 FIRST Tech Challenge World Competition in Houston has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
The kids have worked so hard this year on their robot and their community outreach. They had a great chance of winning this World Championship. All of them have put in countless hours through the year developing, collaborating, and competing to get to this point, and they are devastated about this news.
My heart really goes out to my two seniors. This is the last time that they will be able to complete because of the grade limit of high school senior. The good news is they have both been accepted to the college of their choice and will be starting in August. This was supposed to be their shining moment of leadership and inspiration, as they are the students admired by their younger teammates. We will miss them once they move on to the next chapter in their life.
The kids are not giving up or quitting. They are so resilient and they face problems head on. With having 10 social media accounts and a way to talk to thousands of other team members from all over the country, they are planning their own mini World Championship as soon as this terrible situation is over. No, it won’t be big and it won’t be the real-world game, but it will be somewhere they can come together to see one another and show off their amazing robot invention.
I have made this commitment to the team. You plan it and I will take you there, no matter where and no matter when. They have certainly earned that.
We understand that you have donated money to help support our trip to the World Championship in Houston, but since that trip was cancelled, we are reaching out to all our supporters to see if they would like their money back. If you would like your money back, please let us know by calling 406-502-1067 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to return it.
If you choose not to request your money back, all of your money would still go towards any future competitions and normal day to day functions we have, to support this team.
I hope all of you stay positive through this difficult time, please keep healthy and safe.
As a team we have a large monetary requirements. Each year our team consumes up to $35,000. With this in mind we are also completely funded by generous donations, please consider donating to our Go Fund Me page, PayPal or mail a donation to:
Fusion Robotics 316 Fuller Ave. Helena Mt 59601
Fusion is an independent robotics team from Helena, MT participating in the yearly FIRST Tech Challenge competition.