Volume 2020 -04| April 2020
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
BEST Robotics Inc. continues to evaluate options to move forward with 2020 Competition Centered on Robotics in Medicine.
We'll keep you informed as decisions are made.

How to help make a difference
in the lives of Colorado students in 2020!
Boosting BEST Fundraiser Plans
NEW
mid-June Online Boosting BEST
Silent Auction

Please look for an email in May with more information on our June Plans

We hope you'll share with us the passion of introducing students to pursuits related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Through your online donations and silent auction purchases, you will be able to help bring our yearly robotics competition to over 600 middle and high school students - at no cost to schools.

Our thanks to BAC Appliance Center for their generous 2020 offer to use their beautiful facility again for an in person event. We're hoping to return in 2021.
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2020 Event Schedule - PLEASE SAVE THE DATES
  • Teacher / Mentor Institute - 14-16 July @ MSU Denver

  • 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
2020 Game - Incision Decision
Registered Team List
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
1324 St Therese School
1326 STRIVE Prep – RISE
1328 Valley HS
1330 Flagstaff Academy Charter School
We have room for 12 additional schools - Register at https://registry.bestrobotics.org/
bESTology 2.0 - the study of engineering, science and technology

First 5 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
Looking Back at our 2019 Competitions
Annual Promotional Video
Our 5 1/2 minute video highlights the 2019 OFF THE GRID Game at Rocky Mountain BEST Hub and Denver BEST Regional Championship competitions.


Additional Ways to Contribute
Colorado State Tax ReFUND Donation Option
If you get a Colorado state income tax refund in 2020, you will have a new opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work with Colorado schools.
The new program described by the ReFUND CO initiative 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.
Energy Day - Save the Date 26 September 2020
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? 
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!