The mission of The Westerners, a FIRST® Robotics Competition team, is to give everyone an opportunity in cultivating a legacy of innovation. Our students and adult mentors work together to learn and apply real-life multi-disciplinary skills, fundamental engineering techniques, and cutting-edge technologies through a creative design process within a culture of personal and team excellence.

Additionally, we strictly maintain a goal of never requiring students to pay any expenses to compete, travel, and be a part of the team. The cost of running a FIRST Robotics team is around $10,000 to just register for the competition. When you add travel and supply costs among others, that results in a huge sum of money needed. While we do fundraise, it is very difficult for us to raise the entire amount, which is why we seek sponsors.

In return for sponsoring our team, companies receive advertisement through their logos on our team merchandise and exposure at FIRST competitions, with thousands of people watching.

If you are interested in sponsoring our team, feel free to contact us at or through the form on our website.

Not all sponsorships have to be monetary! LHS Robotics would also greatly benefit from the following:

● Mentorship from Industry Professionals 

● Professional Printing Services (Team Banner, Engineering Notebooks, etc.) 

● Custom Wrap for the Robotics Trailer 

● Personal Craft Cutting Machine and Materials (e.g. Glowforge, Cricut) 

● Access to CNC Routing (to be operated by a professional) 

● General Tools and Hardware