Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

The Florida FTC season is over but there are still things you can do to help prepare for next season. The following are the two topics contains in this email:

1.                  Florida FTC Needs Your Help – Florida State Funding for FTC Teams

2.                  Florida Championship Photos Available

3.                  Rockwell Collins Grant End of Season Letters Due

Newsletter Details:

1.                  Florida FTC Needs Your Help – Florida State Funding for FTC Team – Team RISE 7719 and a number of people from the Florida FIRST community have been activity engage several Florida house representatives to broaden the opportunity for schools to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge program.  We are pursuing a state funding opportunity and we need all of the Florida FTC team help by contacting your local state representative. A bill was successfully filled by Representative LaMarca in the Florida House of Representatives, but now it needs our support. 


Attached is a letter template that you can use to as an email:

  • Create an email asking for support to House Bill 9253. Please see attached document as a template that can help you structure the email.
  • Please go to this page and send an email to each and every person on this page:

o    https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committeesdetail.aspx?CommitteeId=3006

  • Click on each picture and when you get to the new page, click on "Contact Member". Send them an email asking for support for HB-9253.

Please encourage every your entire team, parents, volunteers, coaches to send an email to encourage the Florida house to pass bill HB-9253

2.                  Florida Championship Photos Available – Just a reminder that there are a number of great photos from the Florida Championship available in the following Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmoGjWm3

3.                  Rockwell Collins Grant End of Season Letters Due
If your team received a Florida Rockwell Collins rookie or veteran team grant this season and you are not attending the Houston World Championship, your end of season thank you letter is now due.  This was one of the conditions of the grant and you must complete this final step of the process to ensure you are eligible for any future Florida FTC grants.  Please email you Rockwell Collins grants thank you letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

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