Sponsorship

Background & Significance

Supporting high schoolers is a vital component for the growth and success of extra-curricular competitive programs.  Robotics is designed to encourage creativity and problem solving via science and technology.  

The FIRST Robotics program

promotes education in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, as well as providing numerous opportunities for college scholarships.  FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international organization that holds robotics competitions for students, from Elementary to High School Levels.  We compete at the FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) level with other high school teams from around the country and around the world. 

Program Details and Growth   

Ironmen Robotics (Team #4653) is the Varsity FIRST Robotics Competition team of Don Bosco Preparatory High School.  Each year, the team is tasked with creating a robot to compete in an annual challenge with a student designed and built robot.  FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of engineering and teamwork skills by organizing robotics competitions for students from Elementary School to High School Levels. Ironmen Robotics competes with other high school teams from around the country and around the world.  

Robotics started at Don Bosco in 2013 as an after-school activity.  As interest grew with more and more boys joining, full-time volunteer mentors were added.  In addition to the team, in 2016, Robotics officially became a Freshman elective class with a Sophomore class following in 2017.  By the fall of 2017 team growth necessitated the addition of a Junior Varsity Team. 


 

Budget and Finances


Annual operating expenses - Varsity Team:

Annual Varsity Team Registration:                               $5,000

Competition Robot (build cost):                                      $6,000 -  $8,000

Third Competition Cost:                                                 $1,000 -  $5,000

Spare/back-up robot:                                                       $4,000 -   $6,000

Off season events:                                                           $   500 -   $1,000

                        Minimum Annual Cost:                     $16,500 -  $25,000

 

Top Level Competition Fees (pending qualification):

District Championship:                                                 $4,000

World Championship:                                                   $5,000

Estimated Team Travel Expenses:                             $10,000

 

Operating expenses - Junior Varsity Team:

Team Registration:                                                        $5,000

Competition Robot (build cost):                                     $4,000 -   $6,000

Spare/back-up robot:                                                     $3,000 -   $5,000

Off season events:                                                         $   500 -   $1,000

                        Minimum Annual Cost:                    $12,500 -  $17,000

 

All team members (both varsity and junior varsity) pay an annual participation fee of $375 and supplement the budget via fundraisers. 

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