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Greetings 2017 FIRST® Championship Teams: 

Experient Housing Registration will close Monday, April 17 at 11:59 pm ET! If you have not yet completed your hotel reservation in St. Louis, please do so ASAP. Experient will NOT be able to accept any reservations beyond the deadline.  

**IMPORTANT**Attendee Registration: Make sure to pre-register your team members now, so that you won’t have to wait on site. All attendees must be badged for the FIRST Championship. Pre-registration makes the check-in and badging process easier for you and shortens your wait time in line. A shorter wait time means more time for your team to enjoy the event! Attendee registration will remain open through the week of the event. 

Housing and attendee registration can be completed at the following link: https://registration.experientevent.com/showrob172/flow/team  

Championship Shipping for District Teams: Did your team receive an Air Waybill at your District Championship event? If so, we will be shipping your robot express to the Championship in St. Louis to ensure that your robot arrives in time. The deadline to ship your robot is Tuesday, April 18th.  Please call FedEx the day before your desired pickup date to schedule your pickup at 800-GoFedEx. Be sure to fully read the information provided in your shipping packet. Contact Team Support if you have any shipping questions and we will gladly offer our support. 

Championship Activities, Events and Travel: FIRST® has partnered with GET Sports to provide assistance with all your travel needs to the FIRST Championship! Whether you need help with flights, charter busses, rental cars, or shuttles, GET Sports has a solution for you. This year they have added some additional services for your convenience, including meal deals at local restaurants, tours and attractions, and travel insurance. They even have some great fundraising solutions! And they aren't all business either! GET Sports has also partnered with some of the great local attractions to provide activities for teams in their spare time. Be sure to check out these options, as well as the FIRST City Quest by visiting their website at www.gettravel.com/first 

FIRST “Night At The Ballpark”: Join us at Busch Stadium, Friday, April 28th to watch the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds. The Cardinals have generously offered discounted tickets at $20.00 (+ service fee) each which includes the price of admission, as well as a hot dog and soda voucher for all FIRST Championship attendees.  

Come early—all FIRST ticketholders will have a chance to participate in a pre-game field parade, and will be able to watch the on-field recognition ceremony, including an Honorary First Pitch to a Cardinals player!  

The Cardinals are also offering a 10% discount at the main Team Store on Level One between Gates 3 & 4 at Busch Stadium. You may stop in the store between Wednesday and Sunday during Championship week—show your FIRST badge to take advantage of this great offer.  

Please go to the following link to order your tickets directly from the St. Louis Cardinals: www.cardinals.com/firstchampionship    

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions, or if you need help, visit our "Contact Us" webpage:

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Sincerely,

FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support

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