December 2017 Team Newsletter

Volunteer at VEX Worlds 2018!
This year, VEX Worlds will take place April 25 - May 1, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Join us and be part of the culminating event of the season.

All skill levels are needed, from helping with registration to supervising on the playing fields. Most volunteer roles don’t require previous experience, and we’ll provide online training resources ahead of time. Visit:

Scholarships Available!
The REC Foundation has well over $4.5 million dollars available in scholarship aid and we encourage students to visit our page today to learn more about these great opportunities. Application deadlines for the following scholarships are fast approaching: Ronald McDonald House, Wheaton College, and Robomatter. View the full list of available scholarships today!

Custom Team Apparel Now Available by Fine Designs!
Be sure to check out the online apparel store provided by Fine Designs, where you can purchase customized apparel for your robotics team(s) or competitions. Tiered pricing and bundle options available to fit your needs, big or small. Visit Fine Designs today to learn more.

Connect with Us!
The REC Foundation welcomes our community of coaches, teams, teachers, and others to connect with us on our social media channels. We welcome you to share news from your events, your team meetings, activities you participate in and more! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram today, tag us in your posts and use hashtags #VEXRobotics, #VEXIQ, or #omgrobots this season!

Online Challenges Close January 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST
Online Challenges close on January 10 at 1:00 PM CST! This is a critical time of year to refine your entries and work with teammates on your submission. Enter today for the opportunity to show off your best work, win cool prizes, and even earn a chance to compete at VEX Worlds.

This season’s topics include recycling, photography, web development, video production, CAD design, animation and more with both team and individual challenges. Remember that a team must enter at least two Online Challenges in order to be considered for the Excellence Award in the VEX Robotics Competition Division at World Championship. View all the Online Challenges today!

Sponsor Spotlight - Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a U.S. corporate agency that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

The TVA is a proud sponsor of the REC Foundation and continues to support affordable and sustainable STEM programming. TVA supports robotics programs in over 500 schools, serving over 10,000 students across the Valley. In the 2017-2018 school year, TVA will sponsor more than 60 robotics competitions.