“Dolphin Squad” is your local Minnesota USA team for the 2015 BEST Robotics competition! Dolphin Squad is a small team of middle-school and high-school homeschoolers that are ready for the challenge to build a robot this fall and take on the 2015 state (and hopefully beyond) competitions. We would love your help! BEST Robotics Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that administers and operates the Annual BEST Robotics Team Robotics Competition. Some facts about BEST Robotics include:
- “BEST” stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology” - Any school may participate (regardless of socioeconomic status, size, or location, including public, private, and home school groups) - Students are the primary participants and benefactors - Students perform all of the work (with mentors volunteering only as guides and advisors) - Over 3,500 volunteers help run the local competitions and regional championships
As a result of participating in BEST, students develop “real world” solutions to technical and engineering problems and gain valuable experience to become effective in businesses like yours! Although teams are provided the robot building supplies and electronic hardware by BEST Robotics at no cost, there are significant other expenses for participants. Typical out of pocket costs for teams include: materials for building a Marketing Booth, hardware for building prototype robot components, practice courses, team T-shirts, and travel costs. For example, in 2013 & 2014 our annual team costs were over $2,000. With this in mind, would you or your organization be willing to help by sponsoring our robotics team? In return for your sponsorship, we will proudly display your company logo and/or other company information that you may provide at our Marketing Booth (during competition day) and/or place your company logo on our team T-shirts. Some suggested sponsorship levels include:
- Basic Sponsor ($100 - $500): Sponsor company logo displayed at our Marketing Booth on competition day - Corporate Sponsor ($501 - $1,000): Sponsor company logo displayed at our Marketing Booth, other company information will also be displayed (business cards, flyers, brochures, etc), and your company logo will be added to our team T-shirts
Thank you very much for considering sponsorship of our 2015 BEST Robotics “Dolphin Squad” team! If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us via the website contact form.