August 2017 Team Newsletter

Register Today for the 2017/2018 Season!

The 2017/18 season is now up and running with VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster and VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone! This is a critical time of the season to be sure to get your team registered at and stay up to date on all of the latest event and competition information!

Reminder: Your team must be registered and paid for before signing up for any events. Be sure to review the latest VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster and VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone Game Manuals for the latest information!

Check out Tip Tuesdays!

Want insider tips for a successful 2017-18 season? Check out our Tip Tuesdays & follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! From hosting a game night with new team members to labeling all of your team’s possessions, we’ll share a new tip every Tuesday!

Host a Girl Powered Event October 6-15, 2017!

The REC Foundation & VEX Robotics are inviting Event Partners, teachers, coaches, and mentors to host a Girl Powered event between October 6-15, 2017, to coincide with the International Day of the Girl! If you are not registered as an Event Partner, you can submit your event details on and our team will register your event on

Online Challenges Open Soon!

Online Challenge submissions open on Wednesday, September 13, at 9 a.m. CDT. Start planning your submissions now! Find all challenges at: You can show off your work, win prizes, and even win a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship!

Sponsor Spotlight: Edco

Edco is an online fundraising platform created to support K-12 education by helping to fund high-quality educational programs. They recognize the growing importance of STEM education and its vital role in preparing students for their futures. Edco aims to eliminate financial barriers to STEM programs and provide students with opportunities to discover their passions.

Excited and ready to start fundraising? Visit and get started today! Contact us at or call (646) 798-8183 for help. Read a blog post about how one robotics team raised $5,000 online using the platform at

If you are an independent program and not affiliated with any school, have your team leader email with the subject “Unaffiliated VEX Team” to get started.