Welcome to the 2017 March
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter  
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How to help inspire youth for a lifetime with BEST Robotics in 2017!
Our 8th Year of Hosting a Free Colorado Robotics Competition
Bet the Farm Teams
Find FUN ways to help raise funds to bring BEST robotics at no cost to schools
Fundraiser  
MAKE A DIFFERENCE and INSPIRE A YOUTH 
TIME IS RUNNING OUT 
REGISTER FOR SUNDAY 9 April FUNDRAISER - BOOSTING BEST

Join in the FUN at BOOSTING BEST - SUNDAY 9 APRIL 5:30 PM

WOW!! Our generous donors provided over 130 silent auction items + 40 cash & carry items $10 and under for tremendous savings.  Click here for current auction list. If you see an item you like at BUY IT NOW price and are not attending the fundraiser, contact Lois Walton  prior to 8 April at  lwalton@rmbest.org .
Click Here to Register by 2 April to join us in giving our Rocky Mountain BEST Hub and the Front Range BEST Hub a financial BOOST to provide a FREE robotics competition to local schools in 2017! 

It will be a fun evening with delicious hors d'oeuvres ( Swedish meatballs in roasted garlic dill cream sauce Gf, Coconut chicken, roasted eggplant, peppers, mint and cilantro  Gf, Spicy potato and pea samosa, cucumber mint yogurt Vegetarian Not Gf, Lemon pepper shrimp with baguette , a wine tasting, and a Crème brulee cooking demonstration with tasting  by Chef Greg Boynton.
2016 Boosting Students

DSST Byers and   STEM Academy students will be demonstrating their team robots!

Please bring your friends and family to let them get a taste of BEST - the fun, the food AND the savings! 
How to Help Make BOOSTING BEST  Successful


Volunteers: We still need a few more volunteers on Sunday, 9 April at BAC Appliance Center. Click here to VOLUNTEER  Contact Linda King at linda.king@bestinc.org for more information. 
At Boosting BEST, you may also purchase a $10 King Soopers gift card for $10 and continue to add money to your gift card before you use it to buy groceries or gas. King Soopers will donate 5% of EVERY gift card purchase -- including refills -- to Rocky Mountain BEST... all at no cost to you -- FOREVER! Everyone needs groceries and gas. Why not let 5% of the money you are already spending benefit Rocky Mountain BEST? It's really easy.

Sunday 9 April,  5:30 - 8:30 PM.  

BAC Logo BAC Appliance Center 
1880 W Oxford Ave, Englewood, CO 80110

Casual Attire.

E
vent Fee: $35 ($15 Tax Deductible) in advance or at the door.
Included in the fee is a $5 coupon to apply to a silent auction purchase.

Schools
2017 BEST Robotics Game - Crossfire
Save the dates for our Fall Events
       

2017 EVENT
Date and Location
Teacher / Mentor Institutetwo-day teacher/ mentor training provided jointly with Front Range BEST and Pikes Peak BEST Hubs.        
Thursday - Friday 20-21 July

Metro State University of Denver

Kickoff - Start of Competition: Game revealed + student, teacher and mentor training + protobot demo.
Saturday
9 September

Location to be announced

Practice Day - End of Week 5: Time for student teams to practice with their robot on 4 quadrant game field.
Saturday 
14 October

Location to be announced
Game Day - End of Week 6: Student teams compete for awards on 4 quadrant game field.
Saturday 
21 October
Auraria Event Center

We'd love to have you volunteer at our fall events. Please add these dates to your calendar and we'll be sending you more information in future emails.

2017 SCHOOLS 
We are again raising funds for 28 Schools to be able to participate in 2017

We are thrilled to be able to again host schools from the Denver metro area and around Colorado. We are now signing up teachers and mentors and have room for 13 more schools. Please ask any interested schools to contact Jose Lopez at  jlopez@rmbest.org  

Rocky Mtn BEST Signed Up School
School District
Abraham Lincoln High School Denver
Aurora Frontier P-8 Aurora
Aurora Quest Aurora
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy
Aurora
Columbine Middle School Montrose
DSST Byers Denver
Gateway High School Aurora
Innovation Center of the St. Vrain Valley Schools St. Vrain Valley
Monarch High School Boulder Valley
Mrachek MS Aurora
New Vista High School Boulder Valley
North Middle School Aurora
Ralston Valley High School Jeffco
Skyline High School St. Vrain Valley
Thomas Jefferson High School Denver
Vista Peak Exploratory
Aurora
West Middle School Cherry Creek
Wheat Ridge High School Jeffco

Outreach
April and May Colorado BEST STEM Outreach Events 

Dream Big Eads: April 27

2017 Dream Big Eads HS Outreach
 Inspire students for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math and to dream BIG about the infinite opportunities they have for careers and to improve the world for all.   Hosted by UAS Colorado, f rom the event's Facebook page.  

Dream Big Eads is planned for Thursday, April 27 at Eads High S chool. Eads is 115 miles east of Pueblo. Organizers are expecting approximately 250 students (grades 7 - 12) from Eads and surrounding areas to participate.  See flyer for full event information:  UAS Colorado Dream Big Eads Flyer

Dave Dominguez, the hub director from SoCo BEST @TrinidadState, will talk about robotics and BEST at the event.

BEST at Mad Science Day at Elitch Gardens: May 19

Elitch Gardens has Educational Events in May that turn the park into the most fun learning lab in town with all your favorite theme park rides included. 

Front Range BEST and Rocky Mountain BEST volunteers are participating at the Friday, May 19 Mad Science Day. Students will be able to drive robots built by BEST teams, and teacher and student information regarding BEST will be provided. For more info about Science Days at Elitch Gardens, contact Angela at 303-572-4502 or  awilson@elitchgardens.com.  If you'd like to volunteer at the event, please reply to this email.
Discount
Dine at NEW YORK DELI NEWS 
on Monday 1 MAY - 
a nd help RM BEST earn a donation!

Have dinner with your family or friends  and help Rocky Mountain BEST earn a donation for the 2017 Robotics Competition Season!  Try a Taste of Real New York. You've Never Had Pastrami So Good!

Rocky Mountain BEST Night  at the  New York Deli News (Denver's Best Deli since 1989
Monday 1 May - 5:30 pm until closing -  7105 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO  80224 (Between Oneida and Poplar next to McDonalds)  (303) 759-4741.
 
Mention Rocky Mountain BEST as you pay your bill, and they will donate 
20% of your bill to Rocky Mountain BEST!!!  

More
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
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!

Kroger Gift Card - If you have a Rocky Mountain BEST King Soopers Gift Card, Kroger donates 5% of EVERY gift card purchase -- including card refills -- to Rocky Mountain BEST... all at no cost to you -- FOREVER!   Contact Lois Walton at  lwalton@rmbest.org   to make arrangements to purchase a card or come to Boosting BEST to pick one up. 
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.
 

Donations - You can also 
donate ANYTIME

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