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FRC Team Load-In for the 2016 FIRST Championship in St. Louis, MO is only 19 days away!

Apr 08, 2016 Written by Krista Pratt.

Thanks to the very generous support of FedEx, all FIRST Robotics Competition teams attending the FIRST Championship will have their robots shipped to St. Louis and are able to have their robot shipped home to them at no charge. With the logistical challenge of returning 600 robots to each team at the end of the event, please be aware that the return of robots after the FIRST Championship could take up to 4-8 weeks because of the sheer volume and the fact that this is donated freight services. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the return of your robot by a particular date.

We understand that this is concerning for teams attending an off season event in May or early June. If you need your robot by a particular date that is close to end of the Championship event, we strongly recommend that you make other arrangements for the return of your robot. If your team has the ability to transport your robot home, please fill out the Robot Removal Request form and submit it to frcteams@firstinspires.org by April 15, 2016. 

Teams also have the option to pay to ship their robot home through Shepard Exposition Services. SES can ship your robot and tool crate anywhere in the United States and parts of Canada in under two weeks. Please contact SES at 888-568-8858 or email logistics@shepardes.com for a quote, and use Event Code T101500416.  

We look forward to seeing the participating teams in St. Louis.

Comments

And what about the district teams that won't qualify until April 16th?  Should we submit the form ahead of time just in case?

Yes District teams should submit the robot removal request form ahead of time.

And what about the district teams that won't qualify until April 16th?  Should we submit the form ahead of time just in case?

Yes District teams should submit the robot removal request ahead of time.  If you do not qualify for the FIRST Championship, you can send an email to frcteams@firstinspires.org and we can cancel your robot removal request.

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