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FIRST Robotics Competition Capacity Expansion for 2025 and Beyond in Texas


San Antonio, Texas — FIRST in Texas, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring K-12 students through the FIRST Robotics program, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new FIRST Robotics Competition field that will be rolled out for use in the 2024 season. This significant investment was made possible through the generous support of our valued partners, Texas Instruments and the Texas Workforce Commission.

The purchase from AndyMark, has been in progress for nearly a year, underscoring our commitment to enhancing the robotics experience for over 180 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams across 254 counties in Texas. The addition of this field brings the total number of competition fields in the state to three, a testament to the growth and success of the FIRST Robotics Competition program.

“We have been replacing aging road cases, printers and other equipment that we have been using in our FIRST Robotics Competition program” said Jason Arms, Executive Director. “We are positioning ourselves to be ready for continued growth and to roll out an additional tour for 2025 or 2026 as needed.” Arms added.

Currently, FIRST in Texas is collaborating with a dedicated group of volunteers to refurbish our oldest field, generously donated by FIRST at the commencement of the 2019 FIRST in Texas District season. This proactive initiative aligns with our mission to provide more access to safe and inspiring events.

We have seen a surge in new teams during the 2024 season, and we are excited to announce the possibility of introducing a third tour next season in 2025 if we continue to grow.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the enthusiastic volunteers who have already committed to supporting the 10 District events scheduled for the 2024 season. Their unwavering dedication ensures the success of our events and contributes to the positive impact of the FIRST Robotics program in Texas.

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