Who We Are
The Mahwah Robo T-Birds is a team of bright, driven Mahwah High School students that compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition—a worldwide tournament in which high schools from around the world conceive and build their own robot to compete/cooperate in a yearly game. In these competitions, students are tasked with designing, building, testing, and improving a robot in six weeks with minimal help from adults, placing them into a near-perfect simulation of the real-world engineering process. In just the past few years, they have built robots that can shoot balls into different-sized hoops, traverse through different types of obstacles, lift themselves up from the ground, and more.
Why You Should Care
Not only is the Robo T-Birds a celebrated tradition among Mahwah High School students and alumni (running since 2005), but it allows students to work in a real-world engineering environment, hone their skills, work together, and have fun in the process. The team provides a valuable, truly beneficial experience to students that cannot be found anywhere else, nurturing the next generation of Mahwah engineers.
While the benefits of this program on Mahwah’s students are immeasurable, this experience comes at no small expense. In order to purchase robot parts, compete in regional tournaments, and hopefully go to the Championship, the team needs around $15,000 each year. Thanks to the Mahwah Board of Education and other contributors, the Robo T-Birds are on their way to reaching that goal—but to give these students the experience they truly deserve and ensure success in the new competition, we need support from sponsors like you.
How can you help?
Part of the FIRST mission is to create more of a bond with the community by having teams cover their operating budgets by partnering with corporate, as well as private sponsors. Therefore, we offer many options for these sponsors to contribute.
Sponsor the Robo T-Birds
Choose the level of sponsorship that is right for you. In addition to knowing that you are helping give Mahwah’s young engineers real experience, the Robo T-Birds will also show their appreciation in the following ways:
Gold — $10,000 and Above
- Sponsor’s name/logo given prominent visibility on our robot
- Promotional material of the sponsor’s choice displayed in team pit area
- All of the Silver benefits
Silver — $3,000 to $9,999
- Sponsor’s name/logo displayed on team uniform
- Social media post or other official acknowledgement from the team suitable for display
- An official team T-shirt
- All of the Bronze benefits
Bronze — $150 to $2,999
- Public recognition on our team’s website that links to your corporate site
- Sponsor’s name/logo displayed on team pit area
- Access to team photos and media
Honorary T-Bird— $1 to $149
If you wish to sponsor, please fill out the form on the sponsorship PDF and return it to the Robo T-Birds in person or by mail with the payment in cash or check. Addresses and contact information will also be found on the PDF. For more information about FIRST Robotics Competition, go to www.firstinspires.org.