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

We are less than a week away from the start of the 2020-21 FIRST Tech Challenge UNTIMATE GOALSM season. We will be hosting a Florida FTC Online kick-off event on the Florida FIRST YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/skGnfoOm_Es).  Please join us starting at 11:00am on Saturday, September 12, 2020 to learn about the Florida Remote Event plans.

The following are the topics contains in this email:

  1. 1.Florida Virtual FTC Kick-off Event – September 12, 2020 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
  2. 2.Team Grants Available (Repeat)

 

Newsletter Details:

  1. 1.Florida Virtual Kick-off Event – September 12, 2020 at 11:00am to 1:00pm – Please join us online (https://youtu.be/skGnfoOm_Es) for the Florida FTC 2020-21 season kick-off event.  This will be your chance to ask questions you have about how to participate in remote events and the details of the UNTIMATE GOALSMgame rules.   The following are the topics we will be covering at the Florida FTC Kick-off Event:
  • What is a Remote Event and how will my team participate?
    • FIRST FTC Live Software Platform
    • FIRST Remote Event Hub Software Platform
    • What are some of the other things that are changing about this FTC season?
    • How can my team build a robot while following social distancing rules?
    • What are the ULTIMATE GOALSM game rules?

We will play the ULTIMATE GOALSM game animation video at 12:30pm.

You will be able to submit online questions and we will attempt to answer as many of the questions as possible

  1. 2.Team Grants Available (Repeat)
  •  REV Robotics is giving away $25,000 to sponsor FTC teams this season. Please visit the following web page to complete the sponsor application form: https://www.revrobotics.com/team-sponsorship/
  • Complete your 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge team season registration before September 10, 2020 for a chance to win the 2020 Kickoff Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes prize package includes one (1) 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge season ULTIMATE GOALSM partial game set and scoring elements, a total approximate retail value of $260.00. The package does not include field perimeter or soft tiles. If your team has already completed your FIRST Tech Challenge season registration, you are already entered into the sweepstakes. Four winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entrants on September 12, 2020 during the FIRST Tech Challenge Season Kickoff broadcast on FIRSTtv.
  • FIRST Rookie Grants – FIRST is again providing rookie team grants. Please visit the following web page to learn more about the FIRST Rookie Team Grants: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/grants
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