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Book your team rooms now for your Regional, District, and FIRST® Championship events! Rooms within the FIRST® housing blocks are still open for many regional and district events. If you’re traveling this season, book now for exclusive FIRST benefits:
  • Stay close to event venues
  • Receive guaranteed low rates at FIRST-reviewed and sanctioned hotels
  • Enjoy FIRST-only contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking
  • Build STEM squads by connecting with other teams
2019 FIRST Championship housing is open for attending teams. Check out the options so you’re ready to book if your team advances. When your team books housing for Houston or Detroit with FIRST, you’re automatically entered into the Stay with FIRST Sweepstakes.
2019 Participation Pins and Extra Event Medallions: Looking to purchase medallions, pins, and/or plaques? Click here! If you have any questions regarding your order(s), please contact Sports Awards customer service directly at 800-621-5803 and 773-282-8060.
FIRST Championship Payment Information: Teams planning to attend the 2019 FIRST Championship or their District Championship, who qualify prior to Week 5, must SECURE their payment on or before Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET following their qualifying event. Need help securing your payment prior to the deadline? Contact our Finance Department with questions.
  • Payments can be secured via:
    • Check
    • Credit Card
    • Purchase Order from School*
    • Commitment Letter from Corporate Sponsor*
One of these forms must be received by the Wednesday (Weeks 1-4) or Tuesday (Weeks 5-7) following the qualifying event by 5 p.m. ET
*Commitment Letters and Purchase Orders must be paid to FIRST by check or credit card prior to Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
FIRSTtv PLAYxPLAY Show: Join us every Saturday during the competition season from Noon to 8 p.m. ET on our Twitch channel, for amazing whip around coverage of some of the best matches, as well as live reports from the field!
FIRST Championship Volunteers: Are you attending either FIRST Championship with your team? Or maybe your team didn’t qualify but you don’t want to miss out on more FIRST fun? Consider donating some of your time to volunteering at the event! It takes almost 800 volunteers just to run the FIRST® Robotics Competition Program at each Championship location. We have several roles that are 1-day roles (such as team load-in and team load-out) and several that are multi-day (field reset, robot inspecting, plus more). Log in to your account to see what roles we still need volunteers for at each location and apply if you are able! We do need the most help in Houston, so if you are interested, please register to volunteer! Questions? Email
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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