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Volunteer Newsletter
Issue: #13-005
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2013 Logo
Save the dates for 2013 Events


2013 Celebration Brunch

17 November




Invitations being sent to all 2013 Volunteers

Rocky Mountain BEST Hub Team

Carolyn Bauer-Hub Director, Game


JoAnne Fry and Lori Lazuk-

Consumable Kits


Jose Lopez-School Interface


Keith Rodefeld and Kevin Barrett-Protobot


Linda King-Volunteer Interface


Linda Scott-Secretary, Awards & Judging, Returnable Kits


Lois Walton-Budget


Patty Gaspar-Events


Scott McEwen-Venues, Game Field


Welcome to the October 2013 Game Day Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter. What an incredible year! We had 26 Teams from Colorado compete in 2013. Almost 120 volunteers participated this year to support the 450 students and their teachers and mentors. 


One of our volunteers, Jon Barber, captured the RM BEST volunteer spirit.
"We are giving vision to young men and women, they may not be able to find otherwise, that will take them places they would not be able to go without this experience. I am proud to serve with you, investing in the hope of our future."
Please forward this newsletter to others who might be interested in Rocky Mountain (RM) BEST.  
Congratulations to All the Teams!
And the Winners are... 
East High School Robot

BEST Awards 
  • 1st Place: STEM Academy
  • 2nd Place: East High School
  • 3rd Place: Lone Star / Otis High School
Game Awards
  • 1st Place: Manning Middle School*
  • 2nd Place: East High School
  • 3rd Place:  Standley Lake High School*
  • Robotics Finalist (4th Place): Thomas Jefferson High School*

Special Awards

  • BEST Rookie Team: Manning Middle School*
  • Founders Award for Creative Design: Lone Star / Otis High School
  • Sportsmanship Award (tie): East High School / STEM Academy
  • Most Robust Machine:   East High School
  • Craftsmanship Award: St. Mary's Academy*

BEST Robotics advised RM BEST that we had been allocated 6 slots at

BEST Regionals. The top 3 BEST Award winners and top 3 Game Award

Manning Middle School Robot

winners are invited. Since East High School won a place at Regionals as BEST Award 2nd Place winner, the BEST Award 4th Place winner, St. Mary's Academy, is also invited to Regionals.


Invited to Regionals

  • STEM Academy
  • Manning Middle School*
  • East High School
  • Lone Star / Otis High School
  • Standley Lake High School*
  • St. Mary's Academy *

* Rookie Team

Two News Organizations Feature RM BEST Game Day!
Channel 9 News and The Denver Post Segments   
Channel 9 News hosted Hub Director, Carolyn Bauer, and the East High School and Saint Mary's Academy students on Wednesday 23 October.  Click here to see the 9News video.
On Game Day, The Denver Post sent a reporter and a videographer to cover the competition. They posted a Breaking News Article and a video with Competition Coverage including interviews with RM BEST volunteers Jose Lopez and Carolyn Bauer and Manning Middle School student Aidan Gould.
October's BEST  Volunteer Spotlight
2013 Spotlight Graphic
Wow!  Our Volunteers are the BEST! 
Some of the Game Day Volunteer Faces...
We would not have been successful without you!
Thank you for taking the time to support Rocky Mountain BEST!
Hope you are able to participate again next year.
2013 Volunteer Celebration

 Watch your email this week for more information


To celebrate you and the 2013 Rocky Mountain BEST successes, we are planning a brunch on 17 November at Maggiano's. Please RSVP via the email invitation that will be coming to 2013 Volunteers this week.

Colorado Gives Day Contribution Opportunity!
Tuesday 10 December - 24 Hours to Give Where You Live 
Support Rocky Mountain BEST on Colorado Gives Day! On Tuesday 10 December 2013, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. Last year, a remarkable $15.7 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits.

Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day asks you to give to your favorite charities through the website ColoradoGives.org, an online giving resource featuring every nonprofit participating in Colorado Gives Day.      

  • 100 percent of your donation will come to us.
  • When you give online any time on December 10, the value of your donation will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund.
  • Donate online any time during the 24 hour period of December 10 to "give where you live!"
  • Starting Nov. 1, donors can "pre-schedule" a one-time donation for December 10, Colorado Gives Day. Visit their FAQ page for details.
 We hope you consider donating to Rocky Mountain BEST at ColoradoGives.org on Tuesday 10 December.
We would not be successful without you!.  We are looking forward to seeing our 2013 Volunteers at the November Vounteer Appreciation Brunch.

Linda King

Volunteer Interface, Rocky Mountain BEST


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