FIRST Championship website/Attendee Registration/Travel Discounts/Student Ambassadors
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Greetings 2019 FIRST® Championship Teams:

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at FIRST Championship next month!  We will be emailing you every Thursday from here on out with important updates and reminders regarding the Championship event.

To start, we encourage you to visit the 2019 FIRST Championship website for important event details. This website is updated often, so check back periodically for new posts. We also recommend that teams use the FIRST Championship app to stay up to date with Championship specific information.

Please keep the following points in mind as you plan your visit to Houston or Detroit.

Attendee Registration: Make sure to pre-register your team members ahead of time, 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. 

Reference the Attend section of the website for more information and to pre-register.

Travel Discounts: We are excited to share FIRST Championship travel discounts for hotel, ground transportation, air fare, and car rentals. The discounts provided for can be used for both FIRST Championship Houston and FIRST Championship Detroit by all members of the FIRST community. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Shipping your Robot to Championship: All competing teams MUST ship their robot to the Championship event using the FedEx donation, except for teams attending FIRST Championship in Detroit that are participating in the “You Bring It” pilot.

Teams outside of the pilot who qualify at Regional Events will receive electronic shipping documents via email. All teams should make sure to keep an eye out for communication from concerning shipping your robot. More information about the shipping process, as well as a crate construction guide, can be found on the Robot Transportation page.

Student Ambassador Opportunities

Are you a FIRST participant attending the FIRST Championship? Consider becoming a Student Ambassador! This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with sponsors and other special guests of FIRST.

As part of the FIRST Championship, we ask FIRST participants to assist us in providing fun and exciting tours to our generous sponsors and other special guests. We know our students are our best tour guides, and our guests would love to meet you! Volunteer to be a Student Ambassador at the FIRST Championship this year and show our guests what FIRST is all about.

To register:

  • Log into your Dashboard or create an account if you do not have one.
  • Fill out all required profile information
  • Continue to the background screening process (for those who are 18 or older)
  • To apply to volunteer, click on “Event Volunteering”
  • Click FIRST Robotics Competition Program
  • Search for the Houston or Detroit FIRST Championship event and click “Volunteer”
  • Select “Student Ambassador” as role
  • Click on “Apply for Selected Roles” to complete the process.

Time commitment for the role is 1-2 hours plus training. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Carol Edelman at

Make the most out of your FIRST Championship experience: When you’re not on the field – volunteer! You and your team can work with and inspire tens of thousands of students from around the world and still be front-row to the excitement. Volunteer opportunities for all programs are still available. Learn how your team can help here, and feel free to email with any questions.

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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