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Hibbing FRC Team 2499 is one of over 3,000 teams within the FIRST Robotics program. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, founded on the belief that the world needs more engineers and mathematicians, and technologically capable people, to run our societies; and not so many dribblers, puck chasers, and runners.
Our team is operated just as a regular business would be, However, the team is completely nonprofit, and is run entirely off of donations and sponsorships from the community and across the country.
Students can not only broaden their skills of STEM subjects, but also develop underlying skills of leadership, organization, responsibility, determination, and teamwork.
We don’t just build a robot out of a box; it is designed by students from the ground up. Every student has a say in what could be done, and every student has the opportunity to lead the team in future years.
If you would like to support the Hibbing FIRST Robotics Team, we accept all donations of any type; this includes tools, materials, parts, gift cards/certificates and checks or cash. We also have a year-round fundraiser selling energy-efficient LED light bulbs, that can save $60 on your electricity bill! Our highly efficient bulbs are sold only at Sullivan Candy and Supply in Hibbing, MN. If you are interested in donating to the team, or would like to purchase light bulbs directly, contact us at email@example.com.