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  1. FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies Kickoff
  2. Kickoff Sweepstakes Winners
  3. FREIGHT FRENZY Resources Blog
  4. Updated Programming Resources
  5. Reminder: Youth Protection Program Screening (U.S./Canada Teams)
  6. Watch Galactic Builders Season 2 Episode 2
  7. Rookie Grants for Rookie Teams
  8. FIRST Alumni at Raytheon Technologies
 
FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies Kickoff
We had a blast launching the FREIGHT FRENZY presented by Raytheon Technologies season this past weekend! If you missed the show, you can see the full Kickoff Broadcast here. If you want to check out the game animation, that’s available here! We have also started a YouTube playlist of FREIGHT FRENZY-related videos, which we’ll be adding to throughout the season.
 
Make sure to bookmark our Game and Season Materials webpage so stay up to date on all the latest game materials!
 
Kickoff Sweepstakes Winners
Congratulations to our Kickoff Sweepstakes winners: Team 689 from Rhode Island, Team 11965 from Missouri, Team 19996 from Kansas, and Team 12499 from California!
 
FREIGHT FRENZY Resources Blog
Please check out our latest blog that points to many of the important resources for the FREIGHT FRENZY game, both remote and traditional.
 
Updated Programming Resources
The programming resources have been updated on the FIRST® website. Get started with your FIRST® Tech Challenge control system by reading this documentation then access the latest version of the SDK for the robot controller and driver station can be found here.
 
Reminder: Youth Protection Program Screening (U.S./Canada Teams)
Please remind your teams that a Youth Protection screening for the coaches is required every four (4) years. Coaches can visit the FIRST Dashboard to check their screening status and, if needed, order their screening now. A current screening is required to volunteer, access their team’s roster, send youth registration invitation to parents, event registration, and to participate in events and activities. For assistance, they can contact Team Support via email, calling (603) 666-3906, or live chat via www.firstinspires.org.
 
Watch Galactic Builders Season 2 Episode 2
In “Building Community with a Star Wars-Inspired Droid Builder,” learn how people like Psy DeLacey, an experienced droid builder and Technical Director at Pixar, have helped create a fun and supportive community that learns and builds together. We also head to Texas and meet FIRST Robotics Competition team, The Iron Tigers, to learn how they build their own Star Wars inspired droids. Watch episode 2 now featuring The Iron Tigers.
 
Rookie Grants for Rookie Teams – North America
Make sure to tell anyone thinking about starting a FIRST Tech Challenge rookie team that we have $500 rookie grants available! Only teams that haven’t yet registered for the 2021-2022 season are eligible. Learn more on our grants webpage.
 
FIRST Alumni at Raytheon Technologies
Did you spot our FIRST Alumni in our FREIGHT FRENZY presented by Raytheon Technologies Kickoff Broadcast? Check it out here if you missed it!
 
 
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