Volume 2021 -04| April 2021
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
How to Help Bring FREE Robotics to Schools in 2021
ANNOUNCING 2021 GAME
DEMO DAZE
TEASER VIDEO & GAME LOGO COMING IN MAY


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SCHOOLS

  • Each team will build a physical robot using our FREE robot kit. Teachers use this link to register EITHER an In Person Standard Competition with 4-quadrant field OR Classroom Competition with provided 1-quadrant Field Kit. Approach to be decided in June. Season expanded to 8-weeks.
  • Teacher and Student training available this Spring and Summer - bESTology 9-weeks postings have started, MathWorks training starts 5 May, and Teacher Mentor Workshop 13-15 July
Boosting BEST Fundraiser
Look for Auction Invitation Email in mid-May
ONLINE Auction 1-6 June

Your participation helps us bring our yearly robotics competition to middle and high school students - at no cost to schools.   
EARLY AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
LARGE VARIETY OF TERRIFIC GIFT CARDS
AUCTION HELP
HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE - RIGHT NOW!
AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED

  • Willing to contact companies or your favorite store or restaurant to see if they might be willing to donate a gift card or product for our auction?
  • Downsizing or just cleaning out and have an item that might be perfect for our auction?
  • Please contact Lois.Walton@bestinc.org to learn more.
Other Ways to Contribute
Colorado State Tax ReFUND Donation Option
If you get a Colorado state income tax refund in 2021, you again have an opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work with Colorado schools.
This continuing program puts you in charge of where your donation goes. It’s as simple as 1,2,3:
  1. Decide how much of your refund to donate.
  2. Enter Rocky Mountain BEST and our registration number 20123026982 in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund line on your state income tax return or tax software – or just give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents.
  3. Smile knowing you’ve helped a cause that matters to you!
You can learn more program details at this program FAQ link.
Other Ways to Participate by Donating
Colorado Gives Donations 
You can donate ANYTIME to 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 households who are using their King Soopers / City Market savings card to donate to Rocky Mountain BEST. It's easy to add RM BEST on your account.
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!
AmazonSmile
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 or boat 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 EIGHT weeks;
inspire a youth for a lifetime
Don't miss out making it possible!