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  1. FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies Kickoff
  2. Gracious Professionalism®
  3. Deadline Approaching - Game and Field Set Kickoff Sweepstakes
  4. Extended Hours for Team Support
  5. Rookie Grants for Rookie Teams
  6. FIRST® Career Webinar with Qualcomm
FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies Kickoff
We’re so excited the FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies season Kickoff is finally almost here! We will be launching our new season on Saturday, September 18, at 12 noon Eastern Time! We’re encouraging all our teams to attend a local kickoff near them. Kickoff events will be posted on our events webpage, or reach out to your local program delivery partner to find an event near you. If you can’t make it to a Kickoff near you, have no fear! We’ll be broadcasting the Kickoff show on FIRSTtv. All new season materials will be posted on our website by 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Gracious Professionalism®
We wanted to remind all our teams, coaches, and volunteers that Gracious Professionalism is an important ethos of the FIRST® Tech Challenge program. Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. Learn more about what Gracious Professionalism means from our Dean’s List Award winners here.
Deadline Approaching - Game and Field Set Sweepstakes
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!​ Four winners will receive a 2021-2022 FREIGHT FRENZY presented by Raytheon Technologies partial game set and scoring elements. 
​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!
Extended Hours for Team Support
Team Support will have extended customer support available until 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through October 28, 2021. Team support can be reached via 1-800-871-8326 or (603) 666-3906, extension 0, or by emailing firsttechchallenge@firstinspires.org.
Rookie Grants for Rookie Teams – North America
Make sure to tell anyone that’s thinking of 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 Career Webinar with Qualcomm
Last chance to register for the LIVE Qualcomm FIRST Alumni webinar tonight Thursday, September 9 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time/ 7 p.m. Eastern Time). Recordings will be available.