Volume 2019-10| October 2019
Rocky Mountain BEST Volunteer Newsletter
Rocky Mountain BEST Hub Game Day - 26 Oct
THANKS to ALL the volunteers that made our HUB competition A HUGE SUCCESS!

Our Rocky Mtn BEST Hub 2019 OFF THE GRID competition Practice Day and Game Day included 29 middle or high school teams comprised of almost 400 students, teachers and mentors. This year's competition results are at this 2019 Competition link.

Game Day fun and a few of the 80 smiling volunteer faces!

Denver BEST Regional Championship - 7/8 Dec
We are busy preparing for the 7 & 8 December DENVER BEST Regional Championship at our NEW LOCATION - Crown Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center.
We expect 40 winning teams from BEST Robotics hubs in these states: Colorado (4), Kansas (1), Pennsylvania (2), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), and South Dakota. (1). PLEASE check out the volunteer opportunities below to see how you can participate.
Join in the Fun with Regional Championship Volunteer Opportunities
23 November - 30 November - Activity: Engineering Notebook Judging Activities
  • Engineering Notebook Judges judge on-line from your home
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center

Friday, 6 December - Activities: Moving & Facility Setup Activities
  • Game Field and equipment movers
  • 2 game fields, pit and lobby setup helpers
  • Volunteer Hospitality coordination
Saturday, 7 December - Activities: BEST Award Team Judging , Robot Compliance Check, Team Practice, Team Photographs, Register teams, Register volunteers
  • Volunteer and team registration
  • Volunteer Hospitality coordination
  • 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, 8 December - Activities: Robot Competition on 2 parallel game fields and Pit for robot maintenance, Award Judging, Register teams, Register volunteers
  • Volunteer / team registration 
  • Volunteer Hospitality coordination
  • All Game field volunteers: Referees, Field Setters, and Scorekeepers
  • Photographer for Team and Award Photos
  • All Pit volunteers including compliance team, staging and monitoring volunteers
  • Additional Award Judges

Don't miss out on the fun! Check out the Event Volunteer web page for Volunteer training materials and volunteer positions.
Still have questions? send an email with questions to linda.king@bestinc.org

2019 OFF THE GRID game video animation - 4 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 10, 2019.

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 on 1 November!
2019 Rocky Mountain BEST Hub Sponsors
THANKS to these Sponsors for our Hub competition.
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!