Thunder is Going to Worlds!

We need YOUR support! ARC Thunder 5273 will be competing in Detroit, Michigan for the FIRST Worlds Championship from April 24-27. Click HERE to support ARC Thunder and their journey to Worlds!

Hello! We are Team 5273 ARC Thunder, one of the FTC teams at Andover Robotics Club. On March 13, our team was invited to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Detroit! This is our very first time going to Worlds since our team was created 9 years ago. We are extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to compete at an international level, especially since we have never competed past the State level until this year. In total, there are 22 of us planning to attend.

We would like everyone to be able to go, but we know that there is a lot of money involved. This means that we have to cover transportation (flights!), hotel, and dining expenses. We want to make sure that we can raise money for these things so that members of the team can go without having to worry about the burden of money. Unfortunately, we have very little time to raise funds to help cover these expenses, as the competition is from April 23-28. We are asking a lot from all of you, but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, especially for the seniors on our team. Please consider donating and helping us fund our dream!

If you work for a company that is willing to support us by matching certain donations, please email Mrs. Reidy at with the subject line as "ARC Matching Donations".

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