Of course, there's some fine print.
The clubs must be in Illinois
- Shipping for the starter kit is not covered and will cost roughly $50.
- The club must participate in at least one sanctioned VEX event in the next year (not sure of exact deadline).
- The club must pay their own registration fee for the required event and any other events (figure $50-75 for a local contest).
The grant is designed to encourage ongoing participation in the VEX league. Therefore, the starter kit is not a gift, but rather a long-term loan that will remain with the group as long as they are active in the league.
Teams should expect to budget $500 or more in their second year of competition for league fees, contest fees, and equipment (i.e., damaged parts and new pieces to add to the mix). Travel to state, national, or international tournaments will add to the overall costs, of course.
Click to contact Marc or your regional coordinator to learn more or find out if similar grants are available in your state or province.
|Sack Attack is the 2012-2013 Challenge|
BTW, the LED Blinkies were provided by MuseCon and 2DKits.
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