FIRSTtv PLAYxPLAY/FIRST® Championship housing/2019 National Advocacy Conference
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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!

Join the FIRST® Championship hotel block party! When your team books housing for Houston or Detroit with FIRST, you’re automatically entered into the Stay with FIRST Sweepstakes. Sixteen (16) teams will be randomly selected to win a team photo with Dean, Don, and Woodie, or a pizza party with Don. Rooms for Houston must be booked by April 10, rooms for Detroit must be booked by April 17.

Book your FIRST Championship room block now to enter the Stay with FIRST Sweepstakes! If your attending team has already booked championship housing, you have been automatically entered.

Need a helping hand?  Check out our blog entry with tips to help you prepare for the FIRST Championship!

2019 National Advocacy Conference June 23 - 25 in Washington, D.C..: Students learn how to talk to Members of Congress and then we send each team out for a day of meetings with Senators and Members of Congress to promote FIRST and STEM education on behalf of every student in the U.S.! In this once in a lifetime experience, students make a national impact and walk away with increased confidence and engagement in our government. We have increased funding from $400 million to $1.1 billion for STEM education and helped to reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. There is still more we can do, and we need your help!

For more information and registration, or if you have any questions, please visit or email

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