The Chrysler Foundation Pumps Up Support to Michigan High Schools, Grants Additional $40,000 to FIRST Robotics Competition Championship Finalists

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(3BL Media) Auburn Hills, MI - April 24, 2012 - The Chrysler Foundation today announced that it is granting $40,000 in additional funding to nine Michigan high school robotics teams that will participate in the international 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship, April 25-28, at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The FRC Championship is the culmination of the FRC season and includes teams from across the nation, Canada, Israel, Mexico and Taiwan.

Each of the nine teams will receive an equal share of the $40,000 grant to help offset costs associated with competing in the FRC Championship’s Rebound RumbleSM. At the beginning of FRC season in January, The Chrysler Foundation awarded $133,000 in grants to 22 teams (including the nine finalists). During the past 16 years, The Chrysler Foundation has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants to the FRC program and teams.

This week at the FRC championship, each team’s robot will compete by trying to score as many

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