Volume 2018-08| August 2018
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
We are excited to share with you the above 2018 CURRENT EVENTS game video animation from our national organization's 25 August nation-wide game reveal. In only 3.5 minutes, you too can learn all about this year's game.

14 days until we kickoff our 2018 season
at STRIVE Prep - RISE school near DIA.
Join in the Fun with Fall Event Volunteer Opportunities
Kickoff
15 September 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

STRIVE Prep - RISE
18250 E 51st Ave, Denver, CO 80249

We have a few open positions, please reply to this email if you can help and we will work a schedule with you.

Practice Day
19 October To be announced
 20 October    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

STRIVE Prep - RISE
18250 E 51st Ave, Denver, CO 80249

  1. Move and setup volunteers Friday for 2-4 hours
  2. Setup volunteers Saturday for 2-4 hours
  3. Compliance Check Saturday for 8 hours*
  4. Team Registration Saturday for 2-4 hours
  5. Volunteer Registration Saturday for 2-4 hours
  6. Pit Support Saturday for 6 hours
  7. Staging Support Saturday for 3 hours*
  8. AV Set Up Friday for 2-4 hours
  9. Referees Saturday for 3 hours*
  10. Scorekeepers Saturday for 3 hours*
  11. Cleanup and move Saturday for 2-4 hours
  12. General Support Runners Saturday for 6 hours
  13. Hospitality Saturday for 6 hours 
  14. Announcer Saturday for 3 hours * 
  15. Marketing Presentation Judges Saturday for 8 hours*

Game Day  
26 & 27 October
Times to be announced
Downtown Denver 
Auraria Event Center

  1. Move and setup volunteers Friday for 2-4 hours
  2. Setup volunteers Saturday for 2-4 hours
  3. Compliance Check Saturday for 3 hours*
  4. Team Registration Saturday for 2-4 hours
  5. Volunteer Registration Saturday for 2-5 hours
  6. Pit Support Saturday for 2-8 hours
  7. Staging Support Saturday for 8 hours
  8. AV Set Up Friday for 2-4 hours
  9. Referees Saturday for 8 hours*
  10. Scorekeepers Saturday for 8 hours*
  11. Cleanup and move Saturday for 2 hours
  12. Runners Saturday for 2-8 hours
  13. Hospitality Saturday for 6 hours 
  14. Judges Saturday for 7 hours*

  • Jobs in Red need volunteers who are able to cover both 20 AND 27 October.
  • Jobs with * require a few hours of advance training or reading. 
  • All other jobs receive directions the day of the event. 
Kit Team members with final Returnable & Consumable Kits.
Months of effort now ready for the student teams.
Game field pieces built by our volunteer field builders!


Don't miss out on the fun. Please send me an email to reserve your spot volunteering at our fall events.


We will be updating our Event Volunteer web page for the 2018 CURRENT EVENTS game in the next couple of weeks.
2018 Competition - Teams FInalized!
29 Registered Middle and High Schools
  1. Abraham Lincoln High School
  2. Aurora Frontier P-8
  3. Aurora Quest
  4. Bishop Machebeuf High School
  5. Broomfield High School
  6. Columbine Middle School
  7. Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
  8. DSST: Byers
  9. DSST: Cole High School
  10. DSST: Stapleton High School
  11. East Middle School
  12. Gateway High School
  13. Heath Middle School
  14. John F. Kennedy High School
  15. Monarch High School
  16. Montrose High School NJROTC *
  17. Mrachek Middle School
  18. New Vista High School
  19. North Middle School
  20. Sacred Heart of Jesus School *
  21. Skinner Middle School
  22. Skyline High School
  23. St Mary’s Academy Middle School
  24. STRIVE Prep – RISE
  25. STRIVE Prep – Excel *
  26. Thomas Jefferson High School
  27. Westgate Community School
  28. Westminster High School *
  29. DSST: College View High School* (ALTERNATE)
OUR THANKS to MSU Denver AND Denver Public Schools (DPS) Charter School STRIVE Prep: RISE for the use of their facilities in 2018.


Schedule
  • Kickoff: 15 September at DPS School STRIVE Prep: RISE near Tower Road and 51st Avenue
  • Practice Day: 20 October at DPS School STRIVE Prep: RISE near Tower Road and 51st Avenue
  • Game Day: 27 October at MSU Denver Auraria Event Center
  • Regional Championship: 8-9 December at MSU Denver Auraria Event Center
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WOW! New Multi-Year Volunteer T-Shirts
Our new T-shirts feature a teal color that looks great on everyone! They are able to be reused each year by our returning volunteers. Better for the environment and it saves us money in our budget every year.

Reaching Out - Don't miss out on Energy Day Colorado Festival!
On Saturday, September 22, EVERYONE is invited to attend Energy Day Colorado Festival at Denver's East High School from 11 AM until 4 PM. Energy Day is Colorado's first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that will teach students and their families about various forms of energy and how through STEM education, they can find an exciting career in the energy industry. Come down and support our local schools, energy experts, and the amazing kids out there looking to learn and develop their skills in STEM education! Click graphic for more information.

BEST will have the robot from the Pay Dirt game (involving mining and economics) for people to drive, and CBS news will be there as well! So join us for a day on the Esplanade and football field for learning about Energy in Colorado.
Aurora Public Schools (APS) will once again hold a Career Trek for ALL eighth graders in the district. This year's event is delayed until February 2019.

Anyone interested in helping at an Outreach event may contact Lori Lazuk at  llazuk@rmbest.org . Give three hours of your time (or more!) to help promote BEST in the community at any event.  Help is always appreciated.
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!  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.
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. 
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