Be Inspiring – Support FIRST in Greater Pittsburgh

How to Donate

Thank you for considering sponsorship of FIRST Pittsburgh!

FIRST Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Builds a technologically literate work force
  • Provides renewed inspiration to company engineers and employees
  • Provides rich employee volunteer opportunities
  • Strengthens company reputation in the community
  • Provides employee team building and training opportunities and increases positive feelings for employers
Sponsorship Levels: Sponsor Recognition Includes:
Friends of FIRST Pittsburgh: $500 Listing by name & sponsor level on www.FIRSTPittsburgh.org
FIRST Pittsburgh Robot Boosters: $1,000 Listing by name & sponsor level on the main video screen shown periodically during the Greater Pittsburgh Regional (Thu-Fri-Sat), and on www.FIRSTPittsburgh.org
Greater Pittsburgh Regional INSPIRATION BUILDER: $2,500 Recognized with LOGO as an INSPIRATION BUILDER Sponsor on the main video screen shown periodically during the Greater Pittsburgh Regional (Thu-Fri-Sat)

Recognized by name & sponsor level in Greater Pittsburgh Regional Program Books, on-site sponsor Banners, and event promotional materials

Listing by name as a Greater Pittsburgh Regional Sponsor in the 2017 FIRST Annual Report.

Greater Pittsburgh Regional FRIEND OF THE FUTURE: $5,000 Recognized with LOGO as a FRIEND OF THE FUTURE Sponsor in Greater Pittsburgh Regional Program Books, on-site sponsor Banners, on the main video screen shown periodically during the Greater Pittsburgh Regional (Thu-Fri-Sat), & on www.PittsburghFIRST.org

Recognized as a FRIEND OF THE FUTURE Sponsor in all regional event promotional materials including invitations & press releases. Listing by company name in the 2017 FIRST Annual Report & on the FIRST website.

Opportunities for an on-site sponsor recognition as:

  • FIRST Robotics Competition Greater Pittsburgh Kickoff Event (1/7/17 at A.W. Beattie Career Center) (Exclusive)
  • Practice Field Sponsor (Exclusive)
  • Pit Administration Table Sponsor (3 available, 1 each day, Thu-Fri-Sat)
  • Volunteer Lounge Sponsor (3 available, 1 each day, Thu-Fri-Sat)
Greater Pittsburgh Regional CAPTAIN OF INNOVATION: $10,000 All of the above, PLUS:

Recognized with LOGO as a CAPTAIN OF INNOVATION Sponsor in all items above; 

Opportunity to have a standard 10’x10′ exhibit space at our Regional event 

Ability to distribute branded merchandise to event attendees (upon FIRST approval)

Right to use provided FIRST graphical elements at Exhibition/Trade Shows, in company collateral, etc. as “Proud Supporter” of FIRST®

Opportunity for Sponsor Volunteers to wear FIRST & Sponsor co-branded clothing at sponsored event

Opportunity for qualified volunteers to participate in Judging at our Regional 

Opportunities for exclusive on-site sponsor recognition as:

  • Judges’ Room Sponsor (where Judges have meals, confer, and deliberate) (Exclusive)
  • VIP Lounge Sponsor (Exclusive)
  • Judges’ Dinner Sponsor (Thu) (Exclusive)
Greater Pittsburgh Regional LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY: $25,000 Recognized with LOGO as a LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY Sponsor in all items listed above;

Opportunity to have a PREMIUM 10’x10′ exhibit space & location at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional 

Speaking opportunity at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional

Opportunity to provide a video* (30-60 seconds) for viewing during the Greater Pittsburgh Regional

Mention of sponsor name by Master of Ceremonies at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional

2 VIP Invitations to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis

Greater Pittsburgh Regional KEYSTONE SPONSOR: $50,000 Recognized with LOGO as a LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY Sponsor in all items listed above;

All of the benefits of the levels above, PLUS:

2 VIP Invitations to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis

Opportunities for exclusive on-site sponsor recognition of specific areas – Please contact the FIRST Regional Director – Western PA, Patricia DePra, for more recognition opportunities at this and higher levels.

Greater Pittsburgh Regional LEAD SPONSOR: $75,000 Full page of recognition in event program booklet (if available) 

4 VIP Invitations to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis 

Opportunities for exclusive on-site sponsor recognition of specific areas –   Please contact the FIRST Regional Director – Western PA, Patricia DePra, for more recognition opportunities at this and higher levels.

Greater Pittsburgh Regional TITLE SPONSOR: $150,000 Presented by Company Name” used in all marketing materials and press releases

6 VIP Invitations to the FIRST Championship in St. LouisLink to Sponsor homepage from FIRST website (via sponsor LOGO)

 

Higher levels of sponsorship include the recognition and benefits of lower levels.

Sponsors added after our Regional Program Book deadline (Feb. 13, 2017) will be recognized in a specially printed program insert.

* As a 501(c)(3) public charity, FIRST may only present DVDs with general corporate info (“branding” content). Videos must be approved by FIRST and received by [deadline tbd, typically in mid-February].  (Contact the Regional Director for more information.)

Opportunities for In-Kind Donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST:

  • Video Production: Highlight video of the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, to be used for promotional purposes and fundraising during the following year.
  • Greater Pittsburgh Regional VIP Event (e.g., VIP Reception; Judges’ Dinner) or VIP Hospitality Center
  • Website consultant/webmaster (for Pittsburgh FIRST and/or for teams)
  • Marketing, design, and printing services, including FRC Team T-shirts and other event and team promotional materials, vinyl banners, signs, etc.
  • Pittsburgh FIRST event hosting (e.g., Open Houses, Team Scrimmages, Training/Workshops, Off-Season Competitions)
  • Robot parts and materials for FRC Teams (e.g. Aluminum stock (sheet, 1″square tube, 1-1/2″ x 1/8″ flat bar, 1″ angle, 80/20 stock, 10-10 Aluminum in 6-10 ft. sections), polycarbonate, robot wheels, robot batteries and chargers, fasteners, mechanical drive components, tools, socket sets, wire, etc.)
  • Lumber and other materials for a shared regional practice field (3/4″ and 1/2″ plywood sheets; 2×4)
  • For other in-kind donation opportunities, please contact Patricia DePra, Regional Director – Western Pennsylvania

How to Donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition 

and to support the FIRST Robotics Competition program in Western & Central Pennsylvania

NEW! To Donate Online: Click here – be sure to choose “Specific Regional” and type in “Greater Pittsburgh”. Your gift will be applied to the FIRST Robotics Competition program in Western & Central PA. Thank you!

To Donate by Phone: To use Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, or to request an invoice for making a donation, call FIRST Finance at 1-800-871-8326, ext. 415 or 450.  Be sure to specify that the donation is “for Greater Pittsburgh FRC.” Thank you!

To Donate by Mail: Send a check made payable to “FIRST” to:
FIRST    ATTN: Finance
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Please indicate “for Greater Pittsburgh FRC” on the check or in an accompanying letter. Thank you!

Please know that when donations paid to FIRST are designated by the sponsor “for Greater Pittsburgh,” 100% of the funds are applied to FIRST Robotics Competition program support in our region. Giving to FIRST is giving locally. Thank you!

For more information, please contact Patricia DePra, Regional Director – Western & Central  PA, at (412) 512-4302 or pdepra@firstinspires.org

FIRST is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Donations to FIRST are tax deductible to the extent provided by current IRS tax laws and regulations (EIN # 22-2990908).

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