River City Robotics and Channel Cats Team Needs New Space
Posted on October 18th, 2016

The River City Robots organization and team 1094, The Channel Cats, have a long history of
promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among area youth with the
FIRST Robotics programs.

We need help from the Saint Charles community to find a replacement space*.
*The River City Robots (RCR) non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, classified as an educational
charity, is seeking access to a new facility on a long-term, full-time basis to house the activities
related to its high school FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and grade school FIRST LEGO
League (FLL) team operations.

*If you have, or know of an available space, either as donated or at a greatly reduced cost,
PLEASE let us know! The enclosed RCR building requirements document outlines the
attributes of the facility we hope to find, though we would consider any space.

Membership of RCR consists of students primarily from the St. Charles County area, adult
professionals from area companies and parent and teacher mentors. Student members are 6-
to-18 year old students from any public, private or home school, who participate in activities
aimed at promoting interest in STEM through the hands-on designing, building, testing and
competing of robots in the FIRST Foundation's robotics competitions and related programs.

RCR formed in 2002 and established the first FRC team and the first FLL teams in the St
Charles County area. In part through the marketing efforts of RCR, there are now 5 FRC
teams, 48 FLL teams, and 12 Junior FLL teams in the St. Charles area. RCR now serves as
the coordinator of the two FLL qualifiers, involving 40 FLL teams, now held each year at the St.
Charles Community College.

We have and can share our business plan and operations documents, including insurance.
We are members of the Community Council of Saint Charles.

We have several awards from our area including St. Charles Partners for Progress’ Progress
in Education Award, Proclamations from O'Fallon and St. Peters, Best Float from the 2006
O'Fallon, 4th of July Parade.

The Channel Cats also have an impressive list of awards including the most prestigious award
at FIRST, the Regional Chairman's Award.

River City Robots participates in sanctioned FIRST events.
FIRST--For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
rivercityrobots@hotmail.com, www.rivercityrobots.org


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