FIRST Team 340, sponsored by Churchville-Chili High School, Bausch + Lomb and GE Volunteers and FIRST Team 1511, sponsored by Penfield High School and Harris Corporation, won big for their joint Make A Difference Day project called FIRST MEGA Drive. As part of Make A Difference Day 2012, the nation’s largest day of community service sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light. Each April, projects from across the country are honored for their outstanding volunteer work during Make A Difference Day. In 2013, The FIRST MEGA Drive was chosen as one of the 10 National Honorees to receive a $10,000 charitable donation from Newman’s Own.
FIRST Mega Drive grants will be provided to FTC Teams or FRC teams located in New York State, From Albany and west, that require assistance for items such as registration fees, tools, robotic parts, etc. Teams will be awarded grants based on their commitment to the FIRST program, Gracious Professionalism and their demonstration of sustainability. Preference will be given to new teams and struggling teams that display long-term sustainability. The award can only be distributed through an invoice for the payment of items such as registration fees, tools or robotic parts.
The application deadline is Friday August 15, 2014. All applications must be submitted via email to FIRSTMegaDriveGrant@team340.org. Hard Copy applications will not be accepted.