Volume 2018-02 | February 2018
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
We are excited to introduce the 3 new BEST robotics logos associated with our BEST Robotics group. We are working on launching new websites in 2018 to feature these new logos. Our logos from left to right are:

  • Rocky Mountain BEST - our local nonprofit BEST hub 
  • Denver BEST- our new Regional Championship for all the Colorado BEST hubs
  • BEST Robotics, Inc. - our national organization

Wow, we are starting our 9th year of bringing free robotics competitions to Colorado and neighboring states! Each year has had a new game to challenge the students. Check out all the game names below.

We will be reaching out to schools in the next few weeks for the 2018 competition. If you know a school that is interested, please have the teacher email me at Linda.King@bestinc.org.
2018 BEST Robotics Game Announced - Current Events
We have received the draft rules for this year's game - Current Events. We and other BEST volunteers across the entire organization will be preparing in the next 6 months to make this another challenging competition for students.

All the details of this year's free middle and high school fall robotics competition will be revealed to competing schools in September. In case you missed it last time, BEST Robotics Inc. released this 90 second video teaser for the 2018 season competition.
Save the Date - 8 April Boosting BEST Fundraiser
Don't forget to mark Sunday 8 April 2018 on your calendar for our Boosting BEST Fundraiser at BAC Appliance Center in Englewood. We will again have a Silent Auction, 2 School Teams with their robots, Appetizers, Drinks, and a Cooking Demonstration.

Look for an invitation email to the event in March to join in the fun and help continue bringing free robotics to Colorado middle and high school students.

Please contact me if you have items to donate to our Silent Auction or know of a company to sponsor our fundraiser.
BAC Logo
Current Volunteer Opportunities
The Monday Kit Team is already working most Monday's at 10 AM at our workshop located at 781 Vallejo in Denver. We are assessing the returned kits from the 2017 competition and conducting an inventory of all that was returned. No experience needed and extra hands are always helpful.

Please contact Carolyn Bauer at cbauer@rmbest.org if you are interested in working on the kit team. You can send an email to get additional information.
Tumlinson's 2010 T-shirts
Tumlinson's wearing their 2010 RM BEST T-shirts.
Aerospace Day at the Capitol - Monday 9 March
Join the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR), the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE), and the Aerospace States' Association (ASA), alongside their numerous aerospace partner organizations for a day at the Colorado State Capitol.

"A full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state."

Jose Lopez is supporting at the Metropolitan State University of Denver table and will have Rocky Mtn BEST information available.
Aerospace Day Business Roundtable
Other ways to participate by Donating
You can donate ANYTIME at  Rocky Mountain BEST at ColoradoGives.org
 If  your company has gift matching through Benevity, Rocky Mountain BEST is one of the eligible non-profit organizations. Please check with your company about gift matching!
Kroger Gift Card
If you have a Rocky Mountain BEST King Soopers/City Market Gift Card, Kroger donates 5% of EVERY gift card purchase at any Kroger Store -- including card refills -- to Rocky Mountain BEST... all at no cost to you -- FOREVER! In 2017, we received over $3800 thanks to all the card users.  Contact Lois at lwalton@rmbest.org   to make arrangements to purchase a card and help increase the value we received. 
Amazon Smile
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Rocky Mountain BEST whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? 
Donating your old vehicle to ROCKY MOUNTAIN BEST is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting ROCKY MOUNTAIN BEST.
Why not donate your vehicle today? All you need to do is to complete our SIMPLE ON LINE FORM or call 1-866-628-2277 and we'll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. 
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