FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

The News

Mar 18, 2020 Written by Frank Merrick.




I tried to write this blog Friday, the day after the news came out, and I couldn't. Honestly, I just felt drained. The last few weeks have been Championship-level busy for the staff as we worked to deal with what the virus was throwing at all of us. These truly are unprecedented times.


Having a couple days to regroup with the folks in FIRST HQ and hear from many of you, I’ve thought a great deal about the hurt and disappointment we are all experiencing together. But I have also thought about the strength that lies in our mission, our staff, our volunteers and our teams. Strength that has developed over decades. Strength that has been honed in the crucible of challenge. The kind of strength that doesn't change with the weather. Yep, there's a storm outside. But there are no better people on this planet with whom I'd rather weather this storm.


Stay strong, and please take care of yourselves, your families, and your friends. We'll have more information about the season soon.



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Thank you for everything y'all at FIRST HQ are doing to try to make this the best situation for us! it's highly appreciated! stay safe!

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