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Thank you for your interest in supporting SWARM Team 957 Robotics! We are a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) program for youth ages 13 -18 in the Greater Albany Public Schools 8J District. We raise funds each year to lower the cost and make sure all eligible students can participate regardless of financial status. 

We are able to use the school district’s nonprofit status for tax deductible donations to our team. We are an all volunteer organization of parents, community members, and sponsors.

In addition to working on the design, construction, and programming of our robot for competition, our team is also tasked with fundraising for each season and attending community outreach events. The budget for the team runs close to $16,000 each year.

If we qualify to continue, we’ll need additional funding for:
Regional Competition Travel           ~$5,000  (Travel to Tacoma or Spokane area)
World’s Competition Travel          ~$35,000 (Travel to Houston, TX)

Our income is based on grants, sponsorships from local businesses, individual contributions, and team member’s service, people like you. Without their generous support, our team would not be able to accomplish our goals. The opportunity that your donation gives our team is priceless, and in turn, we are preparing youth for a variety of STEM careers that benefit us all. Your generous donation helps us pay for things like FIRST Robotics Competition Entry Fees ($7500), Supplies: parts, tools, laptops, etc. ($6000), other miscellaneous expenses like travel, meals and snacks during build season and competition, etc. ($2500).

Sponsors are recognized on various Team 957 promotional materials (t-shirts and banners) at local and regional events, have their name/logo placed on the competition robot, and here on this web site, as well as our social media accounts.

If you would like to mail a donation, you can print our Donation Form 

and send it in with your check payable to “SWARM Robotics WAHS”

Mail the above information along with your donation to: Team 957 SWARM

FIRST Robotics Team 957
c/o West Albany High School 
2100 Elm St. SW
Albany, OR 97321

Thank you for supporting SWARM!!!