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Hello Friend,
 
Are you excited for FIRST® POWER UPSM? We are! We have a Downloadable Content Pack available to help share the excitement.

Event Preference Selection is here! Event preference selection opened today at 12:00 PM (Noon) Eastern Time. Before you can submit your preferences, you must take care of outstanding tasks on your team’s profile. Login and make sure two Lead Coach/Mentors are in place and screened. Please note that this process will remain open until next Thursday at Noon Eastern Time, so there is no rush to get in today.
 
See the Event Preference System User Guide for complete instructions on the process. Have questions? Check out the FAQ here, or contact us as shown below.
 
The Youth Team Member Registration portion of the Dashboard will be available at the end of September. We will be sure to communicate the projected open date as soon as it is available.  
 
Need help with registration? Team Support will have extended phone support available until 7:00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through October 25, 2017 (regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm Eastern Time).
 
2018 Season Event List: Visit the 2018 Season Event List to view all the events for the 2018 season. Read about additional Data Improvements for the 2018 event season in this blog post. Our “Events and Teams in My Area” page allows you to search for events by location/distance.  Except for some District Championships, all FIRST Robotics Competition events for the 2018 season are now posted.
 
2018 Beta Testing: Does your team want to be one of 90 teams that will help test the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition software? Read more here and then fill out this application before September 24th.
 
The NASA FIRST Robotics Competition Sponsorship Application is now open for U.S. Teams: Make sure to take advantage this opportunity for the 2018 season. The deadline to apply is Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. More information is available here.
 
FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Adam Cyran, to learn about his FIRST experience in our latest Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you may be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.
 
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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FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support

603.666.3906 x 0  |  firstroboticscompetition@firstinspires.org  |  www.firstinspires.org


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