... to safely run a Cargo Connect FLL Challenge Invitational Community Event that provides an opportunity for top performing 2022 Cargo Connect FLL Challenge teams while also including teams that have never experienced an in-person FLL Competition. We will be running this event with all the exciting trappings of IN-PERSON events including pit areas, judging, robot runs, opening/closing/awards ceremonies. We are fully confirmed for a 1 day event on May 14th, 2022 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.
Regarding COVID safety, all facility (Liberty Science Center) rules, local government laws, state laws, and federal laws will be followed for this event.
This is FIRST unofficial community event, meaning that FIRST is aware of the event and our progress, but does not officially support it. We will have help from officials that are a part of FIRST Mid-Atlantic and other regional FIRST organizations.
We recently formed a NJ entity "American Robotics Open Championship Corp" that is in process for filing as a NJ non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our team has had a history of running a variety of competitions including FLL, FTC, and WRO qualifiers since 2014 as well as the 2019 WeDo US National Championships. Note that this non-profit approval process in NJ takes several months and may or may not be in place at the time of the event.
Benefit today’s youth, safely conduct non-profit in-person robotics competitions during the age of COVID through modern workplace tools and a highly mobile volunteer support staff that represents the demographics of America today.