Volume 2019-03 / March 2019
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
Rocky Mountain BEST's 10th Year !
We will be announcing our fall event schedule and more information about the 2019 OFF THE GRID Competition in the next few months.

You can help us bring the 2019 competition for no cost to schools by attending our 7 April Boosting BEST Fundraiser.

BOOSTING BEST Fundraiser - Sunday 7 April, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
You are invited to share with us the passion of introducing students to pursuits related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Boosting BEST will be another fun fundraising evening 
  • 5:00 - 6:30 PM - DINNER, SILENT AUCTION and BEST Student Team Exhibit
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM PROGRAM
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM Silent Auction CHECKOUT
Event Fee: Adults $35 ($20 Tax Deductible) Minors $15. Pay in advance or at the door.

 
We are thrilled to introduce you to two 2018 BEST competition student teams at the event.
STRIVE Prep: Excel (RM BEST rookie team) will be showing their 2018 Team Exhibit
STEM School Highlands Ranch High School (FR BEST school competing since 2010) will be presenting their 2018 Marketing Presentation as part of our program.
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We are grateful to have Elaine Torres, Community Affairs Director at CBS4, KCNC-TV, as our Guest Speaker as part of our program from 6:30-7:30 PM.
2019 OFF THE GRID Game

We will be bringing the OFF THE GRID game created by BEST Robotics Inc. and Texas Instruments to Colorado schools this fall.

  • OFF THE GRID draft game rules have been released for comment with new and exciting challenges for this year's teams.
  • Volunteers will be evaluating the game at the 26-27 April Dallas Prototype Game Weekend.
  • We are starting activities to build this year's game field, assemble team robot kits, train teachers, and prepare for the fall competition events.
  • Look in future newsletters for information on summer volunteer opportunities including the 16-18 July teacher training and fall competition events.

We'd be thrilled to have you join in the excitement and help to inspire hundreds of students to purse STEM careers.
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2019 bESTology Postings Continuing thru Spring
bESTology is a resource for schools (teams) participating in the nationwide BEST Robotics Program to learn educational and workforce development concepts revolving around the 2019 game – OFF THE GRID!

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! Thank you for the $1350 donation in 2018.
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 in 2018.
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 a record $79 in the final quarter of 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!