There are many costs associated with running a FIRST team such as robot parts, team apparel, transportation to and from competitions, and team spirit related items. Last season, the robot alone cost was $1,884 and 88¢. Our mechanical team has been working almost non-stop all season to make this year’s robot the best in our team’s history. Our robot takes up most of our budget as a team, but money also needs to be allotted to other parts of the season. As we continue to advance in competition, the cost of travel increases with it. This past season, we made it all the way to our state competition which was held in Jacksonville. Our team was able to earn enough money to completely cover the costs of all of our necessities (pit decor and handouts) at the actual competition, but we are hoping to cover more costs next season such as transportation and meals. At competitions, we want to show our Hazmat pride by decorating our work area with decor and information related to our team. This past season we were able to make a custom banner, stickers, buttons, and handmade necklaces. We had a wonderful pit area at states, but we know we can always improve. We know that our Hazmat branding can shine at competitions with just a little bit of help! Because FIRST is about more than just robots, 10650 is also interested in learning more from trained professionals (such as you!) to act as a mentor to assist and teach us. Everyone on 10650 would like to use the skills they learned in FTC in their future endeavors; we greatly appreciate any mentoring you can give us. Company specific sponsorships are also valuable to us. Any donations including specialty products, tools, machines, building materials, etc. that can be used to improve our workspace and robot are greatly appreciated. Our team is heavily design and engineering based, and donations such as these are just as beneficial to us as monetary funding. Our team is especially interested in improving the setup that we have for 3D printing and 3D design of all types.