The LigerBots, Newton’s combined North and South high school FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, have qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit from April 25-28. The LigerBots’ ranked 24th out of 209 New England teams at the finish of the April 11-14 New England District Championship, and won two awards at district level events, earning the right to join 400 other FRC teams from around the world in Detroit.
The team now has only 10 days to arrange for hotels and bus transportation to Detroit and is undertaking a short-term fundraising drive to make sure that every LigerBot who wants to go with them has the chance to make the trip. First, they need $5,000 for the competition registration fee and are then hoping they can fundraise the $15,000 for a bus (2 days each way to Detroit). If you’d like to help out, please visit our website, message the team on Facebook, or email if you are a corporate sponsor.