Category Archives: Florida FIRST Robotics Education Foundation

2017 Orlando Regional Team Guide Now Online!

Congratulations to everyone on finishing the 2017 FIRST® STEAMWORKS build season! We trust teams have readied their contraptions and are prepared to take flight at the 2017 Orlando Regional. Now that teams have bagged and tagged their robots and it’s time for … Continue reading

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Special Offer to Orlando Regional Guests: See the Orlando Magic, Up to 40% off Gate Admission!

New in 2017, a special opportunity from the Orlando Magic – exclusive discounted rates to FIRST Robotics Competition attendees to check out live NBA action in downtown Orlando at the Amway Center and see PURE MAGIC at up to 40% … Continue reading

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On #GivingTuesday, Please Give to the Orlando Regional!

Hey guys! It’s Jessie Poen, FIRST Alumni and member of the Orlando Regional Social Media team. Did you know that one of the biggest online fundraisers of the year is hitting the Internet in less than a week, right after … Continue reading

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Orlando Regional FIRST Robotics Competition Special Events and Fundraising

by Jonell Gregor, Regional Planning Committee The 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition  game, FIRST STRONGHOLD, was announced January 9 and the teams picked up their robot kits to start the intensive 6-week design-and-build season. On February 23rd, teams bagged and tagged … Continue reading

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Support the Orlando Regional on #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, December 1st, the Florida FIRST Robotics Education Foundation will be participating in #GivingTuesday. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and right after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when … Continue reading

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Check out Fall 2015 Bits & Bytes Newsletter

Our Fall 2015 Bits & Bytes Newsletter is out. Check out facts and figures about the Orlando Regional, meet some of the folks behind the scenes that make our awesome event possible, see what the Florida FIRST Alumni Association has … Continue reading

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FFREF Recognized at Disney Grant Ceremony

The Florida FIRST Robotics Education Foundation (FFREF), which produces the Orlando Regional, was among 102 non-profits at the recent Disney Grant ceremony held at the Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando on March 30. Disney gave $4.5 million in donations … Continue reading

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Orlando Regional’s Sarah Plemmons Recieves Lockheed Martin Inclusion Award

Orlando Regional Competition Chair,  Sarah Plemmons, who was recognized as  a Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Orlando Regional in March,   was recently awarded the Missiles and Fire Control Inclusion Award from Lockheed Martin. The Inclusion Award recognizes significant contributions of employees … Continue reading

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FFREF Chair, Chris Fairey, Recognized with National Space Club Lifetime Achievement Award

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL, September 2, 2014 – The National Space Club (NSC) of Florida recently announced that Rick Blucker, Chris Fairey and Brice Lytle are the 2014 annual Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. They were recognized for their distinguished roles in … Continue reading

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