Season Kickoff (FLL/FTC)
September 7 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMFree
We are proud to announce the start of another great FIRST robotics competition season in the Rio Grande Valley.
Our kick-off event is scheduled for Sept 7, 2019, at McAllen High School. This event is open to the public and all teams that have either already registered or will be registering for the 2019 – 2020 FIRST RISE season of City Shaper (FLL) or SkyStone (FTC). Teams are encouraged to bring mascots and bring school flags to show their pride.
This kick-off will be bigger than previous years with special guests, mascots, free giveaways and a special opportunity to get game elements for the new “human player” that has been added for this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge season.
All students should arrive before 9 am for the start of the celebration. After opening ceremonies and remarks, we will reveal the City Shaper game mat and missions and then will transition to the SkyStone release starting at 11 am. Students will then get a chance to measure and immediately start strategizing for competitions that start in just six weeks from kick-off.
** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ** This season has special advancement to the world championship for FIRST Tech Challenge. It will be discussed during the kick-off. We will also discuss advancement to the Texas – UIL Competitive Robotics State Championship event as well.