Volume 2018-10| October 2018
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
Our 2018 CURRENT EVENTS game competition Practice Day and Game Day had 25 teams and almost 400 students, teacher and mentor robot teams attacking this year's very challenging game field.

THANKS to ALL the volunteers that made our HUB competition successful!

We are busy preparing for the 8 & 9 December DENVER BEST Regional Championship at Auraria.
We expect 32 winning teams from the BEST Robotics hubs in Colorado, South Dakota and North Dakota.
We NEED YOU to help make the December competition another success.



Click the graphic to checkout this 2 minute video report from CBS4 Michael Abeyta highlighting the action and impact of our 27 October Game Day Event!

Thanks CBS4 for the video!

Join in the Fun with Regional Championship Volunteer Opportunities
28 November - 3 December - Activity: Engineering Notebook Judging Activities
Friday, 7 December - Activities: Moving & Facility Setup, Feed Volunteers Activities
  • Game Field and equipment movers
  • 2 game fields, pit and lobby setup helpers
  • Volunteer hospitality help
Saturday, 8 December - Activities: BEST Award Team Judging , Robot Compliance Check, Team Practice, Team Photographs, Register teams, Register & feed volunteers
  • Volunteer and team registration
  • Volunteer Hospitality help
  • BEST Award Marketing Presentation Judges and Team Exhibit and Interviews Judges
  • Referees and Field Setters to assist with team practice activities
  • Photographer for Team Photos
  • Compliance team and other pit volunteers
  • Finalize setup for the robot competition helpers
Sunday, 9 December - Activities: Robot Competition on 2 parallel game fields and Pit for robot maintenance, Award Judging, Register teams, Register and feed volunteers
  • Volunteer / team registration 
  • Volunteer hospitality help
  • All Game field volunteers: Referees, Field Setters, and Scorekeepers
  • All Pit volunteers including staging and monitoring volunteers
  • Additional award judges

Don't miss out on the fun. Just reply to this email if you are interested in volunteering or have questions. December 7-9 Regional Championship Event Signup coming soon. linda.king@bestinc.org
Check out the Event Volunteer web page for Volunteer training materials.
2018 CURRENT EVENTS game video animation - 3.5 minutes

In the spirit of the 2018 Current Events game to cleanup plastic, we're encouraging everyone to bring a refillable water bottle with your name on it so we can avoid giving out or using plastic bottles!
PLEASE Support Rocky Mountain BEST on Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado’s largest day of giving, Colorado Gives Day, is taking place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

On this day, thousands of people come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours.

When you donate to Rocky Mountain BEST, you’re helping us bring free robotics competition to Middle and High School students.

BEST Robotics is the only STEM program to bring free robotics competition to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology, and mathematics through robotics design.

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 you can now schedule your donation!
2018 Rocky Mountain BEST Hub Sponsors
We’re excited to have these Sponsors for our Hub competition.
AMAZON SMILE Donating 10 Time Usual Rate through 2 Nov!
Amazon Smile is donating 5% from now until Nov 2. If you have anything you might want to order from Amazon, be sure to use Amazon Smile with Rocky Mountain BEST as your charity, and we will get 5%! (Usually 0.5% or 5/10% if you can't see the decimal point!) Visit our Amazon Smile Sign In Page
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 lois.walton@bestinc.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. 
Build a robot in six weeks;
inspire a youth for a lifetime
Don't miss out making it possible!