Hello Friend,
  1. FIRST® Tech Challenge Kickoff Sweepstakes
  2. Deadline Approaching to Order your Game Field and Element Sets
  3. Save the Date! – September 18
  4. Remote and Traditional Game and Season Materials
  5. Remote Field Perimeter Build Guide
  6. New Driver Hub for our 2021-2022 Season
  7. And Speaking of Kickoff
  8. Coming Soon! 2022 FIRST® Scholarship Program
 
FIRST® Tech Challenge Kickoff Sweepstakes
Our FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff Sweepstakes is officially open! Four winners will receive a 2021-2022 FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies partial game set and scoring elements. Having the elements used at official competitions can help teams to: ​
  • strategize game-play tactics ​
  • get hands-on experience with FREIGHT FRENZY game elements, ​
  • program your robot to exact field specifications, ​
  • run practice matches ​
Teams need to complete their 2021-2022 FIRST Tech Challenge team season registration before September 15, 2021, for a chance to win the 2021 Kickoff Sweepstakes. ​If a team has already completed their FIRST Tech Challenge season registration they are already automatically entered into the sweepstakes!​
 
​The sweepstakes prize package includes one (1) 2021-2022 FIRST Tech Challenge season FREIGHT FRENZY partial game set and scoring elements, a total approximate retail value of $260.00. The package does not include field perimeter or soft tiles. Learn more here!
 
Deadline Approaching to Order your Game Field and Element Sets
AndyMark is currently accepting team pre-orders for the 2021-2022 game sets. Team orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received; team orders received by August 27, 2021, will begin shipping the week after kickoff, on September 20, 2021. Read more in our blog post.
 
Save the Date! – September 18
Kickoff is coming Saturday, September 18! We’re encouraging all our teams to attend a local kickoff near them! Kickoff events will be posted this month on our events webpage. If you can’t make it to a Kickoff near you, we’ll be broadcasting the Kickoff show on FIRSTtv!
 
Remote and Traditional Game and Season Materials   
FIRST Tech Challenge is working to produce game and season materials for both remote and traditional events again this season. We want to make sure everyone can participate in our upcoming FREIGHT FRENZY presented by Raytheon Technologies season.
 
Remote Field Perimeter Build Guide
If you’re looking to create your very own low-cost field perimeter, check out our Game and Season Materials webpage for instructions, just look under our DIY Resources.
 
New Driver Hub for our 2021-2022 Season
FIRST Tech Challenge has launched a new Driver Hub this year with REV Robotics! Our new Driver Hub is now available in our FIRST Tech Challenge storefront as part of the Control and Communication Set for our upcoming 2021-2022 season. Check out this blog post to learn more.
 
And Speaking of Kickoff…
On Tuesday, we announced the launch of the 2021-2022 FIRST® LEGO® League
 season, CARGO CONNECTSM, which will task students to research and invent new ways to move goods safely and efficiently, and how to improve the future of cargo transportation. Unpack the robot game details. 
 
Coming Soon! 2022 FIRST Scholarship Program
The 2022 FIRST Scholarship Program is launching on September 1! To learn more check out our Scholarship FAQ and online resources.
 
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