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FIRST Team 1506 Metal Muscle

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
36 Donors
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Project ended on June 19, at 11:55 AM EDT
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FIRST Team 1506 Metal Muscle

WOW! Thank you all for making this dream a reality! Your generosity has made this incredible opportunity possible. We look forward to updating you about the trip upon our return!

If you would like to make a gift to support FIRST Robotics at Kettering University, visit:



Kettering's FIRST Robotics Team, 1506, Metal Muscle, the only FIRST team associated with a university, is one of only ten teams in the country invited to attend the Zhejiang Robotics International in Hangzhou, China, July 27 - July 30, 2018. A portion of the trip is already funded, but they need to raise an additional $15,000 to take 6 students and 4 mentors to Hangzhou.

When you make a gift of $35 or more we'll send you a pair of bulldog socks only available through June 30.

Add your support now to make this incredible opportunity a reality!

Kettering's Robotics Program and Metal Muscle have grown exponentially and now is a leader in FIRST. The FIRST Community Center at Kettering is home to Metal Muscle and seven other community teams. The University hosts 2 district events annually and this year over one-third of the Kettering freshman class were FIRST alumni. To learn more about FIRST at Kettering visit:

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Give the equivalent of flight time for a non-stop flight between Flint, MI and Hangzhou (14 hours and 52 minutes). Your gift will support team travels via train, planes and automobiles.



Give the number of year's Metal Muscle mentor, Doc K, has served at GMI/Kettering.



Contribute the dollar equivalent of the number of teams anticipated to participate in the Zhejiang Robotics Invitational.



Metal Muscle is ranked 25th out of nearly 4,000 FIRST Teams worldwide. Give the equivalent of their ranking X the number of students and mentors traveling (10).



Give Metal Muscle's official team number in FIRST.