Happy New Year and what a busy year it will be! With the fantastic support of the Australian Government, we have already purchased our flights. We were awarded a grant through the Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme which has made it possible for the entire team to travel to Houston.
There is still a long way to go though and we started looking for fundraising opportunities. We found a contact for Bunnings and rang to see if we could do a BBQ. We had to work fast as they had a vacancy, the next day! I don't know how they did it, but the Voigt's and Moloney's organised everything and we had our first fundraiser. Thank you to the team at Bunnings Gawler for their support and offer of further assistance to the team.
Luke, Sam and David (and Michelle, Sean and John) worked tirelessly all day, not only selling drinks and sausages, but demonstrating the robot and promoting FIRST as well. Crispy, our National's robot, is fantastic at playing catch and is great for Slips practice! He generated a great deal of interest with many families taking FIRST brochures for their schools.