Author: Greg Doig

Midwest Motor Sports Joins as a Level 5 PowerUp! Sponsor

Thank You Lynn Faber-Kendro Posted by BIRobot on Saturday, February 17, 2018 During our build session on Saturday we received word that Midwest Motor Sports and their online stores and have joined the bIrobot team as PowerUp! Level 5  sponsors.  The news came in a letter from Lynn Faber-Kendro, who happens to be Erin Wiser’s aunt.  We are especially proud to have them as a sponsor because the business is an example of what is possible with the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that drives FIRST.  Midwest Motorsports started in a basement.  Now they are a leader...

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Team Spirit Award For BIROBOT

Team 6098 BIROBOT had an up and down weekend in their second district event for FIRST robotics competition. They traveled to Traverse City and competed against a strong field of competitors. They were picked by the number 1 alliance and made it to the semi-finals. The good news is they qualified, once again for the Michigan State Championship. They also won the Team Spirit Award for the event. The state event is coming up real fast and they are excited to compete once...

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Mr. Jeff DeLapp New Top Level Sponsor

Jeff DeLapp is now a top-level sponsor (level 4) for BIROBOT. We would like to thank Mr. Jeff DeLapp for his generous donation to our team. Jeff DeLapp was a first-time visitor to Beaver Island last summer and plans on visiting again. He learned about BIROBOT during their rookie year from our website and videos. Mr. Jeff DeLapp knows the importance of team work and STEM for today’s students. Jeff DeLapp is currently President of McCain Foods North America Division, business investor and has over 27 years of business experience in the food industry. He is currently invested in a great seafood restaurant in Boise, Idaho named Lucky Fins. Mr. Jeff DeLapp wishes team BIROBOT best success in this year’s events....

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  • Ken McDonald
  • John & Lonnie Ochs
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  • Marlene Wiser
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