Volume 2020 -05 | May 2020
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
How to help BEST make a difference
in the lives of Colorado students
Boosting BEST Fundraiser
We invite you to help us bring free BEST Robotics Competitions
to inspire students.
Please participate in our silent auction by bidding on items or by sponsoring teams and students.
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NEW ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADDED - YOU CAN "WINDOW SHOP" WITHOUT AN ACCOUNT

  • You can view our current auction items NOW without an account at blue button below.
  • You can create an account and be prepared to bid by creating a watch list for favorite items.

ONLINE AUCTION LIVE - Friday 12 June @ 8 AM - Sunday  21  June @ 8 PM MDT

  • You need to be logged in to participate. Would you like to create an account or login now?
  • Automatic email notifications will keep you updated on bidding status.
  • Within the item description, Pickup/Shipping and Payment Instructions explain how we will mail small items and we will deliver or you may pick up heavier items if local. If delivery is not available for heavier items, we will arrange shipping payment with the purchaser. You have 2 easy options to pay for your item(s): credit card or we have instructions on how to pay by check to save us the processing fee.
Make a difference in a student's life by SPONSORING Front Range and Rocky Mountain BEST Hub:
  • Students for only $45/each
  • An entire team for $675/each
  • Each of these purchases is a donation
We have a large variety of bargains you can BID on:
  • Gift Cards/Certificates
  • Entertainment
  • Home and Garden
  • Collectibles
  • And more.

As an additional BOOST, a generous donor will match up to a total auction and donation value of $10,000.

QUESTIONS?
Check out the HELP  FAQ  page or contact us at  DenverBESTFundraiser@bestinc.org

CAN YOU HELP? There is still time to donate items to add to the auction.
Please email DenverBESTFundraiser@bestinc.org for additional instructions.
2020 Game - Incision Decision
FALL SEASON OPTIONS TO CONTINUE TO INSPIRE STUDENTS

Rocky Mountain BEST hub volunteers are brainstorming alternatives about how our events could potentially be held this year. A s we learn more from BEST Robotics, Inc., government guidance, and school system decisions, we will keep you updated on our summer training and fall season plans via newsletters.
Registered Team List
We are thrilled to have 19 schools signed up for our fall competition.
1302 Abraham Lincoln HS
1304 Aurora Frontier P-8
1305 Aurora Quest
1307 Broomfield HS
1309 DMLK Early College
1310 DSST: Byers
1311 Gateway HS
1312 Good Shepherd School
1315 Most Precious Blood School
1316 Mrachek MS
1318 Our Lady of Fatima School
1319 Pinnacle Charter HS
1322 Skyline HS
1323 St Peter and Paul School
1324 St Therese School
1326 STRIVE Prep – RISE
1327 Thomas Jefferson HS
1328 Valley HS
1330 Flagstaff Academy Charter School
Please share this link if you know a teacher interested in fall robotics - Register at https://registry.bestrobotics.org/
Current 2020 Event Schedule
  • Teacher / Mentor Institute - 14-16 July @ TBD Venue

  • Kickoff - 12 September @ STRIVE Prep - RISE
  • Practice Day - 17 October @ STRIVE Prep - RISE
  • Game Day - 24 October @ Auraria Event Center

  • Denver BEST Regional Championship - 12-13 December @ Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Aurora
bESTology 2.0 - the study of Engineering, Science and Technology

First 8 of 12 weekly online postings entered

Teachers are encouraged to incorporate bESTology into their curriculum, summer camps, enrichment activities and more.
Students find that Knowledge is Power! bESTology teaches the skill sets to be successful in the workplace and in life. bESTology Link
Available Weekly Postings
  • Week 1 - Journey Through the Human Body
  • Week 2 - So just how powerful is our Central Nervous System?
  • Week 3 - Our cardiovascular system is amazing!
  • Week 4 - Breath in…Breath out…
  • Week 5 - Digestive System
  • Week 6 – Skeletal System
  • Week 7 – Muscular System
  • Week 8 – Homeostasis
Additional Ways to Contribute
Other Ways to Participate by Donating
Donations 
You can donate ANYTIME at  Rocky Mountain BEST at ColoradoGives.org.
Benevity
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!
King Soopers/City Market
Thanks to the 15 households who are using their King Soopers / City Market savings cards to donate to Rocky Mountain BEST.
If you used to refill a King Soopers gift cards for us and now need help setting up your savings card, please email  lois.walton@bestinc.org. Lois would be glad to talk you through the quick process!
Amazon Smile
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Rocky Mountain BEST whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck or boat? 
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 ONLINE 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.
Build a robot in six weeks;
inspire a youth for a lifetime
Don't miss out making it possible!