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Join the fun! We can't do it without you!

A million thanks to our FIRST® sponsors, donors, and volunteers!


first tech challenge logoThe generosity of many companies and individuals makes the FIRST @ MVCC tournaments, local, and regional team support, and FIRST robotics camps possible.

Futures are shining brighter because of your support of our STEM education in the community and all over New York State!

Please partner with us to be part of these life-changing FIRST Robotics programs. We look forward to hearing from you!

Any generous donations/sponsorships can be made payable to: MVCC Foundation

In the memo area, please write: FIRST Tech Challenge robotics

Mail to:
MVCC Foundation
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, N.Y. 13501

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

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All of these fantastic businesses and organizations also provide numerous volunteers for the tournaments!

Platinum Level: $15,000

Mohawk Valley Community College
LEGO Education Foundation

Gold Level: $10,000  
Silver Level: $5,000

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Bronze Level: $2,500 national science foundation
Copper Level: $1,000  
Brass Level: $500 Black River Systems
In Kind and Donations:
  • Albany Academies
  • Albany Academy Parents Assoc.
  • Bausch Health (Bausch & Lomb)
  • Clarkson University
  • Corning Inc.
  • Corning-Painted Post High School
  • Entergy
  • Harmony Veterinary Clinic
  • L3 Harris Corporation
  • Peekskill City School District
  • Penfield Central School District
  • Xerox



All FIRST teams and competitions are powered by many incredible volunteers! We can't do it without you!

Help inspire the youth of today and make all our FIRST robotics tournaments fabulously rewarding and life-changing.

We hold fun and convenient training sessions and share helpful online links to teach you all you need to know. We pair all our new valuable volunteers with seasoned ones.

We’d be honored for you to volunteer at team check-in, as a tournament judge, referee, robot inspector, scorekeeper, or in other technical and non-technical roles needed at our tournaments all over New York State from December through March.

Volunteers make up 99.9% of the FIRST workforce!

Join the fun today by mentoring a team or volunteering for an event:   

Register to Volunteer

Apply to the events for which you are available and select your volunteer role preference(s). All our teams thank you!

As per FIRST’s Youth Protection Policy:

Please make sure to complete and submit the complimentary background check while registering (needed every three years).