This past week we had an interesting turn of events here on FIRST Robotics Team 1710. Through our contact with Mr. Chuck Maples, a well-known mentor on the team, the National Weather Service will become a sponsor. The donation will, however, be a bit different than usual. As many of you know, to become a sponsor for the team a company must donate at least $500. The National Weather Service has gone above and beyond here; they will actually be donating roughly $500 worth of E-Watt Saver light bulbs to the team.
Now while this might not seem like a big deal, it really is. Since each light bulb has the potential to sell for roughly 3 times what we buy it for, we can make around $1500 off of that $500 donation. Wow, right? Who would have thought that a company could donate $1500 by just donating $500? Mind boggling!!! Next time you see Mr. Maples, be sure to thank him for working with us to get this very generous donation, and maybe we might see a few more sponsors as creative as the National Weather Service, willing to triple their investment in Team 1710.