Volume 2019-12| December 2019
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
Please Remember Rocky Mountain BEST Colorado Gives Day - Tuesday 10 December*

Help Us Inspire Students to pursue Careers in Engineering, Science, Technology, and Mathematics through Robotics Design
WOW! If you volunteered at the Denver Regional Championship this weekend,you experienced the fun and excitement of 800 talented students participating in a BEST Robotics Competition.
  • AKA Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.Workforce Development event.
  • With the mascots, bands, flags, cheering, music and smiles, you would not recognize the event as a technical learning showcase.
  • But the talented students' intensity, skill and amazingly engineered robots gave it away.
You can experience some or all of the (recorded live) Sunday competition.
  • The included link contains the entire 7.5 hours of recorded video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdg7fVNc5WY
  • Special thanks to Jay for managing the live video stream with 3,557 views, streamed live on Dec 8, 2019

Look below for the 2020 Championship venue and date.
Who competed at the 2019 Denver Regional Championship?
Who brought home Denver BEST Regional Championship trophies?
To accommodate participants, we needed 3 Convention Center rooms with a total of 6-16' x 9' video screens.
DSST: Byers Denver Team
Yuma HS CO Team
Liberty HS Colorado Springs Team
Monarch HS Louisville Team
Volunteer Referee Team
Rocky Mountain BEST Hub BEST Award Exhibits - Abraham Lincoln HS, Skyline HS, DSST Byers
Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning Colorado Springs Mascot
Opening Ceremony - National Anthem volunteers Megan and Shoshannah plus Civil Air Patrol Mustang Cadet Squadron
Top Scoring Wichita Home School Robot with Team Driver and Spotter on the left.

When and Where is the 2020 Denver Regional Championship?
* Colorado Gives Day - Tuesday 10 Dec
PLEASE Support Rocky Mountain BEST on Colorado Gives Day!
When you donate to Rocky Mountain BEST, you’re helping us bring free robotics competition to Middle and High School students.
Please help us reach our goal of $15,000. Thanks to the $1 Million Incentive Fund from Community First Foundation and FirstBank, your donation goes further on Colorado Gives Day.
To donate to us on Colorado Gives Day, go to our Colorado Gives RM BEST Page. Or go to the page and schedule your donation NOW!
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
Use your King Soopers / City Market Loyalty Card or Kroger Plus Card account to assign  Rocky Mountain BEST  as your non-profit for us to receive quarterly Kroger Community Rewards. (NOT "Rocky Mountain Robotics")
The payout is more than $2.5 million each quarter. Rocky Mtn BEST will receive the percentage of spending when compared to all others enrolled.
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!