We are always in search of sponsors! Sponsor support is especially important during our rookie FRC season. Our current sponsors are shown below! Many, many thanks to our rookie season sponsors…we couldn’t do it without you!!
We are a private team, not associated with any school or organization. It takes a lot to support our team members as they design, build and program their robot. Each season we require new electronic components and raw materials for construction.
Sponsorship can take many forms: a monetary donation, an in-kind donation of building materials or use of specialized equipment, as well as use of space. All sponsors, regardless of amount of donation, are invited to any tournament at which we compete. We also offer to visit your organization and give a demonstration of our robot and talk about FIRST!
Click here for a downloadable version of our two-page sponsor information sheet.
Our 2015 Rookie Season Sponsors
We are incredibly proud to have NASA as a sponsor for our 2015 rookie FRC season! We received a grant from NASA that covered registration costs for our rookie year. Thank you, NASA, for making our dream of starting out on our own in FRC into a reality!
Visit the NASA Robotics Alliance homepage by clicking here.
We are very thankful for the support we received from Emerson this season. Their headquarters are in Ferguson, Missouri…very close to our home in Webster Groves! Emerson is helping to make our participation in the 2015 FRC World Championships a reality! Thank you, Emerson! Please click here to visit their webpage.
We are so excited to name St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, as an in-kind sponsor for our 2015 rookie season! SLCC-Flo Valley has graciously offered us the use of their machine shop for making our robot components. Several staff members at Flo Valley have assisted Brandon as he milled components for our robot. One of our Cafe Bot team mentors, Tom McGovern, teaches at Flo Valley. We are very thankful for all the help and support from the great people on the Flo Valley campus. Brandon (our team captain) also attends engineering classes on this campus.
We are very pleased to have Nidec as a sponsor for the second year in a row. Last season, Nidec sponsored our team as FIRST Tech Challenge Team #4982, Cafe Bot. Now, they are helping us as we transition into FRC! Click here to visit the Nidec website.
We are honored to name the Optimist Club of Clayton, Missouri, as a rookie season sponsor! We had the opportunity to go to one of their meetings and speak about how FIRST has made an impact on the lives of our team members. We look forward to maintaining and strengthening our relationship with their organization over the next few years. Please visit the website of the Clayton Optimist Club by clicking here.
We are excited to be developing a new partnership with Woolpert! This firm has expertise in architecture, engineering, geospatial projects and technology. We made a connection with this group when we were demonstrating our FTC robot for kids at the Rock Hill summer camp in St. Louis. We are looking forward to doing a robot demo for Woolpert in the near future, and hope to maintain our partnership with them for many seasons to come. Please visit the Woolpert website by clicking here.
Our team is very pleased to have the support of one of our very favorite businesses in St. Louis: Animeggroll! Located just a couple of miles from our workshop, this is the team’s favorite destination for all sorts of comics, movies and other anime-related items! Please click here to visit their website!
We are very pleased to have developed a relationship with this performing arts group. We made this connection thanks to one of our team families, the Wolfes. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Teipen Performing Arts for their generous and enthusiastic support of our team! Please click here to visit their Facebook page.
Our team captain, Brandon, owns a popular blog called “Mechakana.” His blog has gained him some cool opportunities, including a request from Packt Publishing to author a book for them entitled “Mastering LEAP Motion.” Brandon is using the proceeds from his new book to fund his rookie FRC team. Click here to visit Brandon’s blog. To see his book listing on Amazon, click here.