Want to sponsor?
Funding for competitions is a major concern for Team 342 The Burning Magnetos. Generally, a team needs about $50,000 to $120,000 a year for travel, competition costs and robot construction, depending on if they make it to Championships in Houston, TX. From this experience, the students learn leadership, sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Working directly with mentors allows the students to experience career opportunities first-hand while establishing a relationship.
The benefits of sponsoring a team are numerous. Since 1989, the FIRST Robotics Competition has grown from 28 teams involved to well over 8,000 teams. Sponsoring a team has a proven positive impact on student interest in STEM. FIRST has received major media coverage of events since the widespread impact of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Corporate logos are displayed on the web site; t-shirts and apparel; & media announcements regarding our team. Team 342 The Burning Magnetos looks forward to the opportunity to partner with any business and will be happy to discuss sponsorships.
Funding the Team
Unlike most Clubs, FIRST FRC Teams cannot support themselves with car washes. If we were to try Team 342 would have to wash cars for $5 to compete with surrounding businesses and clubs.