Volume 2018-02 | March 2018
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
We'd love to see you at the 8 April fundraiser and at our fall events.

Looking back at 2017 Regional Championship with our newly posted video and looking forward to the 2018 fall competition events with our 8 April Fundraiser and our tentative competition schedule.

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.
FR and RM BEST New Logos
Check out our NEW 2017 Video
Just released, our 2017 season video featuring our exciting Inaugural Regional Championship at Metro State University of Denver.

Check out the 7 minutes of robotics action and insight by the amazing Colorado BEST hub teams and our volunteers.

THREE ways to access the video: this newsletter to the right, on our website www.rmbest.org, and on YouTube at this link.
Don't miss out, Register TODAY, Sunday 8 April Boosting BEST Fundraiser
ONLY a few days remain to register for the 8 April 2018 Boosting BEST Fundraiser at BAC Appliance Center in Englewood. $35 Event Fee*



We will have a Silent Auction (over 100 items including over 23 gift cards and certificates), Abraham Lincoln HS and STEM Academy Teams with their robots, Appetizers, Wine Tasting, and a Cooking Demonstration.
Menu:
  • Classic Italian meat balls, parmesan, mascarpone tomato sauce, fresh oregano (Gf)
  • Shrimp scampi, parsley, roasted garlic, warm bread
  • Grilled corn bread, Caprese salad, fresh mozzarella, tomato, red onion, evoo, basil (veg)
  • Cooking demo: Quick easy pasta sauce for the home cook
Boosting BEST
Boosting BEST
BAC Logo
* $15 of your $35 Event Fee is tax deductible. Pay in advance or at the door. You will also receive a $5 coupon to be used at checkout towards a Silent Auction item. 
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.
2017 Crossfire Regional Volunteers
Elitch Discounts Opens in April
Have Fun at Elitch Gardens AND Support Rocky Mountain BEST

Coming SOON - OPENS April 28!
  
Help us obtain a donation to support our efforts to bring a robotics competition that is FREE to schools AND enjoy Elitch Gardens at a great discount!!
More to come in the April Newsletter!
Tentative 2018 Competition Schedule - Save the Dates!
Please save these current planning dates for our 2018 season ... pending final venue scheduling.

  • Teacher / Mentor Institute: 17-19 July
  • Kickoff: 15 September
  • Practice Day: 20 October
  • Game Day: 27 October
  • Regional Championship: 1-2 December

In case you missed it previously, BEST Robotics Inc. released this 90 second video teaser for the 2018 season competition.
Aerospace Day at the Capitol
Aerospace Day March 19th was a success. The MSU Denver table was staffed by Jose Lopez and Josh Noel also representing BEST Robotics.

Our cardboard robot was present with game pictures and information. Several representatives and government officials stopped by the table.

One visiting student had been in BEST since middle school and talked very excitedly to a reporter about how great BEST was for her intellectual development.
Aerospace Day Business Roundtable
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!
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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