f(x) Robotics Team #6004 is coached by Mr. Rick Phillips and Mrs. Sharon Dufour. Mr. Troy Brindle is President of the Boosters Club and a Robotics Team Mentor. Leigh Dement is President of f(x) Robotics Team and Captain of our FRC Team. We are in our third year as a competition team.
The Robotics Club started in August of 2015 and had around 25 students (6 of which were female). The FRC Team had 7 students (only 1 was female). The following year we had 51 members in our Robotics Team, 28 of which are on FRC. We anticipate an even larger growth in the coming years. Our team is made up of a diverse group of students from around the county. We have also had an increase in the number of females, not only as team members, but also as mentors and coaches.
With rapid growth and increasing community outreach, it can be difficult to maintain enough financial support. There are significant costs for both the competition events and our robot as well as costs for tools, safety supplies, transportation and team merchandise. Most of our funds come from local businesses, but we are outgrowing the support they can offer. With the hopeful expectation of competing on the State and World level, our annual operating budget runs around $50,000. A detailed budget is available on request.
We are asking for your help. In return for monetary support, we offer many sponsor benefits such as advertising on the competition robot, team shirts and website. These benefits are based on sponsorship levels associated with the amount donated. Donations of parts, discounts and mentor volunteering is also highly appreciated. We are a nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax deductible.
Any support offered to SSS Robotics will help enrich our ability to teach students about opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and prepare us to be leaders in these fields. Students learn everything from electronics, programming, design, painting, marketing, and much more.
It has been shown that students who participate in robotics go on to be successful adults, not only in STEM fields but also in marketing, finance, and management. SSS Robotics strives to mentor students in each of these areas. Your contribution to our organization will touch many lives for years to come and is truly an investment in your future. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you.