Pittsburgh FIRST

Be Inspiring – Support FIRST in Western & Central PA

There’s still time to be a 2018 Season Sponsor! Make a pledge by email by April 30, 2018 for recognition on our website.

On-site sponsor recognition includes two sponsor banners and multiple table signs at the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition – Greater Pittsburgh Regional, March 21-24, 2018, in addition to inclusion in the program books.

For more information, please contact Daphne Frownfelter, Regional Director, Western & Central PA, at (610) 401-4310 or dfrownfelter@firstinspires.org

FIRST Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Builds a technologically literate work force
  • Provides renewed inspiration to company engineers and employees
  • Provides rich employee volunteer opportunities
  • Strengthens company reputation in the community
  • Provides employee team building and training opportunities and increases positive feelings for employers

To Donate Online:

Click here – be sure to choose “Specific Regional” and type in “Greater Pittsburgh”. Your gift will be applied to the FIRST Robotics Competition program in Western & Central PA. Thank you!

To Donate by Phone:

To use Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, or to request an invoice for making a donation, call FIRST Finance at 800-871-8326, ext. 415 or 450.  Be sure to specify that the donation is “for Greater Pittsburgh FRC.” Thank you!

To Donate by Mail:

Send a check made payable to “FIRST” to:
FIRST    ATTN: Finance
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Please indicate “for Greater Pittsburgh FRC” on the check or in an accompanying letter. Thank you!

Please know that when donations paid to FIRST are designated by the sponsor “for Greater Pittsburgh,” 100% of the funds are applied to FIRST Robotics Competition program support in our region. Giving to FIRST is giving locally. Thank you!

For more information, please contact Daphne Frownfelter, Regional Director, Western & Central PA, at (610) 401-4310 or dfrownfelter@firstinspires.org

FIRST is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Donations to FIRST are tax deductible to the extent provided by current IRS tax laws and regulations (EIN # 22-2990908).

Opportunities for In-Kind Donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST:

  • Employee paid time off to volunteer for FIRST in our region
  • Graphic Design, printing
  • Video Production: Highlight video of the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, to be used for promotional purposes and fundraising during the following year.
  • Greater Pittsburgh Regional VIP Event (e.g., VIP Reception; Judges’ Dinner) or VIP Hospitality Center
  • Website consultant/webmaster (for Pittsburgh FIRST and/or for teams)
  • Marketing, design, and printing services, including FRC Team T-shirts and other event and team promotional materials, vinyl banners, signs, etc.
  • Pittsburgh FIRST event hosting (e.g., Open Houses, Team Scrimmages, Training/Workshops, Off-Season Competitions)
  • Robot parts and materials for FRC Teams (e.g. Aluminum stock (sheet, 1″square tube, 1-1/2″ x 1/8″ flat bar, 1″ angle, 80/20 stock, 10-10 Aluminum in 6-10 ft. sections), polycarbonate, robot wheels, robot batteries and chargers, fasteners, mechanical drive components, tools, socket sets, wire, etc.)
  • Lumber and other materials for a shared regional practice field (3/4″ and 1/2″ plywood sheets; 2×4)
  • For other in-kind donation opportunities, please contact Daphne Frownfelter, Regional Director, Western & Central, PA at (610-401-4310 or dfrownfelter@firstinspires.org

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