Hello Friend,
 
Coming to you from FIRST® LEGO® League HQ in Manchester, NH, USA.  
 
FIRST® Headquarters will be closed on Wednesday, November 24 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time through Friday, November 26 in recognition of the Thanksgiving U.S. Holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. 
 
Did you recently register your team? Welcome! Catch up on previous team email blasts here.   
 
 
QUOTE OF THE WEEK 
 
 
 
WHAT EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT 
 
2022 FIRST ® Championship Update
FIRST teams will compete in a single season-culminating FIRST Championship event, to be held in Houston, TX, USA April 20-23, 2022. FIRST LEGO League will use a modified invitation process to allow as many regions as possible to participate in the World Festival, and invitations will be distributed via Program Delivery Partners. Read more about our plans in our November 12 update posted on firstchampionship.org.
 
DonorsChoose Funding Available
Thanks to generous support from Disney, educators in the United States can create DonorsChoose projects to fund FIRST in their classrooms. If your team needs additional tools or LEGO resources, learn more about teacher eligibility and how to create your project.

CARGO CONNECTSM Tournaments
Looking to find a tournament in your region? Check out our website and stay tuned to emails from your Program Delivery Partner for event registration information.
 
#FIRSTFORWARD Season Merch

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Give the gift of FIRST in style this holiday season with exclusive FIRST and #FIRSTFORWARD season merch! Shop the FIRST Store between November 29 and December 3 for 15% off all orders with code SAVE15. No minimum purchase required.

 
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST 
The Hidden Toll of Shipping.
 
 
CELEBRATION AND SHOUT-OUTS 
 
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Is your team getting ready for a tournament? Let us know with a tweet to @firstlegoleague or Facebook post and make sure to use #CARGOCONNECT!
 
 
 
The fine print 
Stay on the lookout for communications from your
local FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partner to keep up with the news and events nearest to you.