We are FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Team 5480. Our team name is FYRE (FIRST Young Robotics Engineers). We are one of two FRC teams in Northern Nevada and 2015 was our rookie year. FYRE is a community high school team with members from Davidson Academy, Damonte Ranch High School, Reno High School, Clayton Middle School, and Northstar Online. We are raising funds to build a 120 lb robot to compete in a FRC competition in Sacramento in March. The robot itself has a maximum cost limit of $4,000, but we also need to pay $6,000 for registration, as well as approximately $10,000 for travel, food and hotels during the 3 day competition. If we are successful there, we will advance to the World Competition in April in Dallas! The total funds needed for the entire season, to build and travel while still keeping participation completely free for all members, are approximately $25,000. In addition, FYRE will be helping Fernley High School’s’ FRC team, ICE team 5875, as they continue to grow. We are part of STEMspire, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit. Send inquiries about tax-deductable donations to kerrythmpsn@gmail.com.