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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, Kentucky, April 20-23,
    2016, to join 1,000 of the best robotics teams from 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 miss.

    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 per person, now
    through April 4, 2016. Tickets may be purchased by visiting: VEX
    Worlds Team Party. -
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    VEX Worlds Registration & Inspection Reminder!
    If you plan to attend VEX Worlds, please be sure to register and submit your entry fee as soon as possible at! VEX Worlds invitations do expire and payment deadlines have passed. Please visit VEX Worlds
    event pages (linked here - ) for deadlines, specific rules, and the VEX Worlds Frequently Asked
    Ques. - Finally, teams are encouraged to review the VEX IQ Challenge
    Inspection Check List - - or the VEX Robotics Competition Inspection Check List - prior to VEX Worlds. There will be more information about the
    inspection process in the coming weeks.

    Travel & Hotel Information
    VEX Worlds 2016 promises to be an exceptional event, marking our
    second year at the Kentucky Expo Center, which offers 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

    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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    2) Make sure the alternate email address in your -- team account is different
    -- not a school address.