Volume 2018-11 November 2018
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
THANKS to ALL our sponsors, donors, and volunteers, our 2018 BEST Robotics Competition Season was a SUCCESS .

YOU HELPED MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OVER 500 STUDENTS

2018 Denver BEST Regional Championship
2018 Championship Dakota Logos
We hosted 30 winning teams at our 8 & 9 December Denver BEST Regional Championship.

Our CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the teams!

Each of these teams were the top performing teams at their Hub Game Day Competition and advanced to the Championship event at Auraria Event Center.

Click the Teams & Results photos below to go to a web page with the full size pages.
CHECKOUT Championship Media Coverage



To quote Don Beard, Rocky Ford High School Coach from the SoCo BEST @TrinidadState Hub:
Although we did not win an award, we won. Our small team of four came home so excited to build our program and prepare for next year! Thanks to all who worked so hard, planning, volunteering, everything that goes into an event of this caliber! 
T-Shirt Design 1st Place
905 – Breckenridge Public School
Breckenridge, Minnesota
T-Shirt Design 2nd Place
913 – Northern Cass School Hunter, North Dakota
T-Shirt Design 3rd Place
413 – Jackson County Central High School
Jackson, Minnesota
2018 Denver BEST Mitchell Exhibit
Team Exhibit & Interview 1st Place*
407 – Mitchell Christian School
Mitchell, South Dakota
2018 Denver BEST Regional Championship
Team Exhibit & Interview 2nd Place*
913 – Northern Cass School
Hunter, North Dakota
2018 Denver BEST Championship
T eam Exhibit & Interview 3rd Place*
1911 – Liberty High School 
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Game Award 1st Place
Engineering Notebook 3rd Place
1308 – DSST Byers
Denver, Colorado
Game Award 2nd Place
BEST Award 1st Place
Founders Award for Creative Design
902 – Grotberg Academy
Fergus Fall, Minnesota
Game Award 3rd Place
T-shirt Design 1st Place
905 – Breckenridge Public School
Breckenridge, Minnesota
Game Award 4th Place
BEST Award 2nd Place
 1914 – Ralston Valley HS
Arvada, Colorado
BEST Award 3rd Place
1916 – STEM HS
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Most Robust Machine
Engineering Notebook 1st Place*
1315 – Monarch HS
Louisville, Colorado
Simulink Design
Software Development
Engineering Notebook 2nd Place*
Marketing 1st Place
1910 – Legend HS
Parker, Colorado
Craftsmanship
1325 – STRIVE Prep EXCEL
Denver, Colorado
T-Shirt Design 2nd Place 
Marketing 3rd Place*
Team Exhibit and Interview 2nd Place*
913 – Northern Cass School
Hunter, North Dakota
T-Shirt Design 3rd Place  
413 – Jackson County Central HS
Jackson, Minnesota
Marketing 2nd Place*
Team Exhibit and Interview 1st Place*
407 – Mitchell Christian School
Mitchell, South Dakota
Team Exhibit and Interview 3rd Place*
1911 – Liberty HS
Colorado Springs, Colorado 
* To the 3 teams with the highest scores not placing 1st – 3rd in BEST Award
THANK YOU to all those that Supported Rocky Mountain BEST on Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado’s largest day of giving, Colorado Gives Day, took place on Tuesday, 4 December 2018.

When you donated to Rocky Mountain BEST, you helped us bring free robotics competition to Middle and High School students.

Thank you to all those that donated! AND thanks to the $1 Million Incentive Fund from Community First Foundation and FirstBank, your donation went further on Colorado Gives Day.


2019 Game Teaser Video
 NOW AVAILABLE!
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2018 Denver BEST Robotics Regional Championship Sponsors
We’re excited to have these Sponsors for the 2018 Denver BEST Regional Championship competition. THANK YOU ALL!
Other Ways to Participate by Donating
Donations 
You can donate ANYTIME at  Rocky Mountain BEST at ColoradoGives.org. Thank you for donating $2250 during the year and $9000 during Colorado Gives Day.
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! Thank you for the $1350 donation.
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 lois.walton@bestinc.org   to make arrangements to purchase a card and help increase the value we received. Thank you for helping us raise $1450
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.
Visit our Amazon Smile Sign In Page Thank you, your spending helped us raise $130 in 2018.
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
THANK YOU for making it possible!