Posts Tagged With: Kershaw County

FRC Build Season Kickoff

Last Saturday, the new game for the FRC competition was revealed on the FIRST website. This game looks like a lot of FUN! Check out the game here:

In your opinion, on what should we focus as we plan for our robot? Climbing the rope, installing all the gears, or building up steam? Use the comments section below to let us know your ideas. Since the theme for the game is in Steampunk fashion, the parent volunteers have been digging on the internet for Steampunk fashion ideas that are easy and cheap to make. What are your favorites?

This week, our FRC students have focused on brainstorming ideas, learning the game, and building field parts to be able to practice.

Our FTC team is finishing up the design of our “little” robot to get it ready for the 2/11 competition in Gaffney. Some of the improvements made today were the assembly of an arm to lift the big red ball and assembling the motor for the left side of the robot.

If you participated in the Practice day back in December, check out the pictures here!

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Our Midlands Gives Profile

The crowd fundraiser Midlands Gives is around the corner! I hope you’re ready because you will only have 24 hours on May 3rd to donate money.

Have you seen our profile on their website? I particularly liked finding out what five $20 donations could do for our team. What a great way to put your donation to our team in perspective! If you’d like to know how your donations will be used, please go to https://midlandsgives.org/npo/kc-robotics-team.

Also, please share this post with your friends so they can also be part of this amazing opportunity to help worthy causes in your community.

Happy giving!

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How to Maximize your Midlands Gives Donation

There are less than 3 weeks left for the crowd fundraiser Midlands Gives on May 3rd. This exciting event will accept donations for 24 hours to support over 375 nonprofits in 11 counties of the Midlands, including this team!

With only 24 hours during the day to give, how can you maximize your donation without minimizing your account balance?

Midlands Gives Prizes

You can learn about the prizes that several corporations have pledged to donate during specific times or for specific categories. Some of the prizes include

  • matching donations of $100 during specific times
  • $500 awared radomly during specific times
  • $1,000 awarded to the first five organizations that get 100 gifts
  • $1,000 added to one small budget and one large budget nonprofit that has the most unique donors during different times of the day
  • $5,000 will be added to the 5,000th donation

And many others! To learn all the details on how to maximize your donation,  go to  https://midlandsgives.org/prizes and jot down the times when your donation is more likely to go further. Please spread the news on social media by using the hashtag #midlandsgives on Instagram and Twitter.

Happy giving!

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