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Hello Friend,

The event season is almost here! Is your team ready to attend an event? Make sure your team is prepared by reading the Rules & Expectations for FIRST® Robotics Competition Events page here: http://firstinspires.org/resource-library/frc/event-experience. 
 
FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM in LEGO®: Do you want to help make a STEAMWORKS themed LEGO set a reality? Please visit this page to learn more and show your support: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/164633. The set is a scale model of half of the field and even includes Dean and Woodie mini figures. If the set receives 10,000 supporters, it has a chance to become an official LEGO set available for retail purchase.  
 
Regional Event Openings: There is still time to register for an additional event this season! Please reference the following blog for a list of Regional Events that have spaces available: http://firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/2017-week-zero-regional-slots. To register for an additional event, please have the Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or Lead Coach/Mentor 2 send an email with the request to firstroboticscompetition@firstinspires.org.  
 
Extended Team Support Hours: Team Support will be available on Saturdays during competition event weeks from 12:00-5:00 pm Eastern Time. To contact Team Support, please call 1-800-871-8326 x 0. 
 
Please note: Team blasts will transition to Tuesdays during the event season, starting February 28th. Keep an eye out for additional communications from Team Support throughout the remainder of the season as well. 
 
2017 National Advocacy Conference Registration in Washington, DC: WE NEED MORE TEAMS/STUDENTS to make sure Congress takes FIRST seriously!  
 
One or more students can attend with a parent, mentor, or even a neighboring team. PLEASE mention it to your team to see if anyone is interested in attending. Participants meet with their Members of Congress and Senators after being trained on the issues!  The conference takes place June 25-27, 2017 in Washington DC.  More info and registration: http://firstnac.org 

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