Dear Future Employer and Robotic Supports,

I’m writing on behalf of the Engineering Design and Problem solving class at Robert E. Lee High School. Our curriculum centers around careers in planning, managing, providing scientific research and professional/technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, and engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. We need your support for supplies for the First Tech Challenge Robotic Competition our class has entered.

We have received a grant for $2000 from the Texas Work Commission to help start two robotic teams. The teams will compete in the FTC Robot Competition. These funds paid for the basic kit, but we need between $2000 and $3000 addition funds to help purchase more Tetrix robot completion components that were not supplied in the robotic kit.  The regional competition qualifier  was held on January 31,2015.We did not have much time to finish. The competition gave each team just 6 weeks to build a robot. At this competition  we placed in the third seed but were still able to move on to the regional competition which was held February,21,2015 . At the regional competition we were on the winning alliance, and got second place overall. Our most recent competition was the Super South Regional meet. There were
 72 teams present,  we placed 14th overall but we were part of the winning alliance with teams 8609 Blue Crew Too, and 6433 Neutrinos. Now we are getting ready for Worlds which will be held in St. Louis, Missouri. So please feel free to come by anytime and see what each Robotic Team has designed and the team’s progress.


We would appreciate any donation; even a small donation in our eyes is a big donation in the long run. The donations we collect will help purchase parts and accessories for each team. Since this is the first year for Robert E. Lee High School to participate in the FTC competition, these parts will be used for this year’s team as well as for future teams.


Your generous donation will be publicly acknowledged on our website and placed on the robot. Each team will have display your company logo or family name. We feel you are a huge benefit to the students who are participating in the event as well as Robert E. Lee High School. Each donation is tax deductible. Donations can be made to Robert E. Lee High School; 3500 Neely Ave.; Midland, Texas 79707; Attn. Robotics.

To learn more about our group and our event, please contact Mr. Alan Pitkin at (432)689-1600 or visit our website. Team #4886 Robo Junkies at

Thank you for your time and consideration of our request. We look forward to receiving your donation.


Alan Pitkin- Engineering Teacher