2019 WildStang Family BBQ
On Monday, August 26th, WildStang Kicked off the 2019-2020 season with its annual Family BBQ, hosted by the the WildStang Robotics Support Association (WRSA).
Attended by all of the WildStang Team members, their families, Mentor coaches and Sponsors, it was a great way to start the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Infinite Recharge season and for the new team members and their families to meet the other team members and to learn more about the WildStang Program.
The evening started with a BBQ, cooked by members of the WRSA Board, of hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, salad, fruit & yummy desserts!. Everyone enjoyed their meal and reconnecting after the summer break.
After dinner, there were presentations by Mr. Wong, Head Coach of the Team, Kerry Molina, the President of the WildStang Robotics Support Association, and Mark Koch, our retired Head Coach and the Chairman of this year’s 25th Season Celebration Committee.
This year, WildStang has welcomed 25 new teams members, bringing our total to 75 students. In addition to new team members, 2 new Mentors and 2 new Teachers/Coaches have joined the team. These new Mentors and Coaches will be highlighted in the coming weeks in the Mentor Profile Section.
The Kick Off also marked the start of WildStang’s 25th season in the FIRST Robotics Competition. WRSA commissioned an updated Wildstang Logo, that will be featured on the WildStang Website, various apparel items, and a new 25th Season flag to be used at our competitions.
WRSA also provided a new limited edition T-Shirt to all the Coaches, Mentors, and Team members. The shirt features the new Logo, and art work of the team’s previous 24 robots. It also features the logos of our 2 founding sponsors, District 214 and Motorola Solutions Foundation, both of which are still strong supporters of the team. New 25th Season gear will be unveiled throughout the season and will be available in the WildStang online store.
If you missed the BBQ & presentation, you can view the slides of the presentations here. If you’re a parent of a team member and didn’t complete the Parent Survey, you can find that here. Please complete the survey before our next class on September 9th.
WildStang team members are excited to get our 25th season started with our fall classes, and this year’s FRC Challenge, Infinite Recharge, launching worldwide on January 4th. The team is hopeful it will be even more fun and successful as last year!