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WC 2016 Team Blast Email #8

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    VEX Worlds Planning!
    Congratulations on qualifying for VEX Worlds 2016! This is the time
    to begin planning your trip to Louisville, Ky on April 20 - 23, 2016
    to join 1,000 of the best robotics teams around the world for the
    largest event of the year under one roof for one epic celebration!
    This newsletter contains some important information you won't want to

    VEX Worlds Registration & Pre-Submitted Awards!
    If you qualify for VEX Worlds, please be sure to register and submit
    your entry fee as soon as possible at - ! VEX Worlds
    invitations do expire. Please visit VEX Worlds event pages for
    deadlines and specific rules and the VEX Worlds Frequently Asked
    Questions - (FAQ). VEX IQ Challenge teams who have received a STEM Research
    Project Award or the Excellence Award at an event during the 2015-16
    season are eligible to present their STEM Research Presentations at
    VEX Worlds. In addition, teams are also encouraged to complete
    pre-submitted awards for Mentor of the Year and Teacher of the Year.
    To submit for the STEM Research Project presentation or a
    pre-submitted award, on or before March 20, 2016, please visit: -

    Travel & Hotel Information
    VEX Worlds 2016 promises to be an exceptional event, marking our
    second year at the Kentucky Expo Center offering a much larger space
    with two arenas and plenty of exciting attractions and activities. As
    you begin to plan your trip to Louisville, be sure to visit the hotel
    booking site - for a great selection of accommodations at discounted rates! The VEX
    Worlds site - with details
    about Louisville and the surrounding area is another excellent
    resource with tips for visitors new to Louisville. In advance of VEX
    Worlds teams are invited to check out our new online apparel store - .
    Finally, the VEX Worlds pages have been updated with a new VEX Worlds
    Program Book - and Event Schedules - . New information will be added frequently, so please check back

    VEX Worlds Team Party!
    On Saturday night, April 23, following the conclusion of VEX Worlds,
    the REC Foundation will host a team party at Kentucky Kingdom, a
    stunning amusement park located just steps from the Kentucky Expo
    Center. Teams are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for the party at
    a reduced price - just $25 pp - now through March 25, 2016. Tickets
    may be purchased by visiting: VEX Worlds Team Party. -

    Volunteers Needed for VEX Worlds!
    The REC Foundation is looking for volunteers for VEX Worlds 2016 in
    April - that means we need YOUR help! If you are bringing additional
    parents, teachers, students or anyone else, they can help make this
    event a success by becoming a Volunteer. It's a great way to be a
    "part of the action" while supporting their team that's competing.
    Volunteer opportunities include team check-in, inspection, queuing,
    refereeing, scorekeeping, field resetting, judging, and more. If
    you're interested in learning more, please visit: VEX Worlds
    Volunteers -

    The REC Foundation's Mission Statement
    The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement
    in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by
    engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable
    curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and
    internationally. For more information, visit - .

    Past E-Mails Available
    Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found
    here - .

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