2017 VEX Worlds Update

2017 VEX WORLDS UPDATE 2016-17 Season Underway The REC Foundation reports over 15,000 teams registered for the season and with the many state championship events coming in the next few months. This is the time to begin planning for the VEX Robotics World Championship! Of course, we wish all of the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U teams the very best and look forward to welcoming 1,400 teams to Louisville in April. If you qualify in the weeks ahead, this newsletter contains some important information you won’t want to miss! VEX Worlds Registration If you qualify for VEX Worlds, please be sure to register and submit your entry fee as soon as possible at www.RobotEvents.com - http://www.robotevents.com ! VEX Worlds invitations do expire. Please visit VEX Worlds event pages - http://www.vexworlds.com for deadlines and specific rules. VEX Worlds Team Party! The REC Foundation will offer a team party on Saturday, April 22, for VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U teams and a team party on Tuesday, April 25, for the VEX IQ Challenge teams following the conclusion of their portion of VEX Worlds at Kentucky Kingdom, a stunning amusement park located just steps from the Kentucky Expo Center. Stay tuned for more information about how to pre-purchase tickets! Travel & Hotel Information VEX Worlds 2017 promises to be an exceptional event, marking our third year at the Kentucky Expo Center with a new event schedule and plenty in the surrounding area to see and do. As you begin to plan your trip to Louisville, be sure to visit the hotel booking site - http://gettravel.com/2017-vex-robotics-world-championship/ for a great selection of accommodations and discounted rates! Volunteers Needed! If you are going to be in the Louisville area or are travelling with your team during VEX Worlds, volunteering is a great way for parents, siblings, mentors and teachers to get in on the action in a meaningful way. Positions are available to fit most skill levels, and new and experienced volunteers are needed to help with all divisions. Volunteer opportunities include check-in, inspection, queuing, refereeing, scorekeeping, field resetting, judging, and more. This year we have a brand new online scheduling platform, so register today to get notified once shifts become available as the event gets closer. Please visit: RoboticsEducation.org/VEXWorldsVolunteers - http://www.roboticseducation.org/vexworldsvolunteers to learn more today! Watch VEX Worlds 2016 on ESPN! The ESPN VEX Robotics World Championship 2016 special is now available online - https://youtu.be/ArxXmkv-9Vg ! This one-hour special includes team interviews, game play announcing, intense matches, finals, and so much more. Experience the magic of VEX Worlds for the first time, or relive some of the best moments from the largest robotics competition on earth! The REC Foundation’s Mission Statement The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit www.RoboticsEducation.org - http://www.roboticseducation.org . Past E-Mails Available Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found here. - https://vexforum.com/index.php/conversations/e-mail-blast-archive Not Getting These E-mails? Many organizations automatically block group e-mails. You have two options: 1) Request that your IT department “White List” emails from mail.vresp.comand/or white list e-mails from the following IP addresses: 74.116.89.0/24 74.116.91.0/24 66.151.143.0/24 2) Make sure the alternate email address in your RobotEvents.com - http://www.robotevents.com team account is different – not a school address. - http://www.roboticseducation.org/news - http://www.robotevents.com - https://www.facebook.com/RECFoundation - ______________________________________________________________________ Click to view this email in a browser http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/831219/b3b45fc02a/TEST/TEST/ If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line or simply click on the following link: http://cts.vresp.com/u?b3b45fc02a/TEST/TEST ______________________________________________________________________ REC Foundation sent this email free of charge using VerticalResponse for Non-Profits. Non-Profits email free. You email affordably. REC Foundation P.O. Box 8276 Greenville, Texas 75404 US Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy: http://www.verticalresponse.com/content/pm_policy.html