Sponsors

*NOTE* For info on our various sponsorship levels please see the “Sponsor Us” page of the website or click here.

 

2017-2018

 

Mad Max Level Sponsors:

 

AB Tech
A-B Tech
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College  is one of our founding sponsors and is our top level in-kind sponsor. A-B Tech generously provides Ashebots with our own workspace and classroom access. We are grateful for their support throughout the years.

 


Western Carolina University – Biltmore Park
Western Carolina University has given us access to their amazing facility in Biltmore Park. We can work closely with them to produce high-quality 3D printed parts, as well as work with them to learn more than ever before about 3D design! We are excited to be able to take advantage of this amazing space!

 

Immortan Level Sponsors:

 

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FIRST Tech Challenge North Carolina
We are so grateful to North Carolina FIRST Tech Challenge for paying  $1,500 in registration fees for our team to compete at the 2017 South Super Regional Championship, as well as the 2017 Houston World Championship. We are honored to represent North Carolina!

 

Kearfott
Kearfott Corporation
Kearfott is our returning top cash sponsor, with continuing sponsorships every competition season. Kearfott Corporation Motion Systems Division continues to invite Guzzoline to visit their company in Black Mountain, allowing us to demonstrate our robots to their employees.

 

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Solidworks
Solidworks 3D CAD Design has made a very generous in-kind donation of twelve license keys for our team to use for 3D design. They are one of the foremost leading 3D design companies in the world.

 

Imperator Level Sponsors:

 

EYE-D Security & Monitoring Solutions
EYE-D Security and Monitoring
EYE-D Security and Monitoring has generously provided over $500 of in-kind donations of tools, equipment, and materials. Business owner Shannon Fox also provides numerous hours of excellent mentoring in mechanical engineering and electronics for the team.

 

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Standard Pizza Co.
Standard Pizza Co. is a returning 2016-2017 sponsor donating $500 towards 2016-2017 competition expenses.

 

War Boy Level Sponsors:

 

Scobie.Net
Scobie.Net
Bill Scobie of Scobie.NET donated domain hosting and valuable computer components to upgrade our computers. These in-kind donations total $250

 

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Lowe’s of East Asheville
Lowe’s of East Asheville is a returning sponsor, donating tools and supplies to help better our team.

 

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Orbit DVD
Orbit DVD has provided us with a $150 sponsorship to help our team with the costs of attending, and competing at, the 2017 Houston World Championship.

 

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The Cuartas family has donated $125 to our team for summer expenses.

 

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Fastenal
Fastenal has provided us with over $110 in discounts on their products, for our use on the competition robot.

 


Well Played Asheville
Well Played Asheville donated $100 to help us going into our 2017-2018 season.

 


Wolf Creek Engineering
Wolf Creek Engineering has provided us with a $100 sponsorship to help our team with the costs of attending and competing at the 2017 Houston World Championship.

 


Quinten Black, MD

Thanks to Quinten Black, MD, for coming on board as a War Boy sponsor, as we head to the Houston World Championship. In addition to donating $100 to the team, the Black family has provided the generous in-kind donation of printer filament and the use of their MakerBot Replicator for making some of our parts.


Asheville Air
Asheville Air has sponsored us with $100 towards our 2016-2017 competition season.

 

2016-2017

 

Mad Max Level Sponsors:

 

AB Tech
A-B Tech
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College  is one of our founding sponsors and is our top level in-kind sponsor. A-B Tech generously provides Ashebots with our own workspace and classroom access. We are grateful for their support throughout the years.

 

Immortan Level Sponsors:

 

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FIRST Tech Challenge North Carolina
We are so grateful to North Carolina FIRST Tech Challenge for paying  $1,500 in registration fees for our team to compete at the South Super Regional Championship, as well as the Houston World Championship. We are honored to represent North Carolina!

 

Kearfott
Kearfott Corporation
Kearfott is our returning top cash sponsor, with continuing sponsorships every competition season. Kearfott Corporation Motion Systems Division continues to invite Guzzoline to visit their company in Black Mountain, allowing us to demonstrate our robots to their employees.

 

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Solidworks
Solidworks 3D CAD Design has made a very generous in-kind donation of twelve license keys for our team to use for 3D design. They are one of the foremost leading 3D design companies in the world.

 

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Biltmore
Biltmore (The Biltmore Estate) is a beautiful privately owned historical estate based in the Asheville area. They generously sponsored our team with $1,250 for our 2016-2017 competition season.

 

Imperator Level Sponsors:

 

EYE-D Security & Monitoring Solutions
EYE-D Security and Monitoring
EYE-D Security and Monitoring has generously provided over $500 of in-kind donations of tools, equipment, and materials. Business owner Shannon Fox also provides numerous hours of excellent mentoring in mechanical engineering and electronics for the team.

 

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Standard Pizza Co.
Standard Pizza Co. is a returning 2016-2017 sponsor donating $500 towards 2016-2017 competition expenses.

 

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Actobotics
Actobotics provided in-kind donations for a scrimmage co-hosted with FTC 7090 FAR.

 

War Boy Level Sponsors:

 


FIRST® Tech Challenge
FIRST® generously provided Ashebots with a $275 Grant for our 2016-2017 competition season.

 

Scobie.Net
Scobie.Net
Bill Scobie of Scobie.NET donated domain hosting and valuable computer components to upgrade our computers. These in-kind donations total $250

 

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Lowe’s of East Asheville
Lowe’s of East Asheville is a returning sponsor, donating tools and supplies to help better our team.

 

Education and Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas, Inc.
ERC Broadband
ERC Broadband (The Education and Research Consortium of Western North Carolina) is a returning sponsor, with a $250 donation.

 

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Orbit DVD
Orbit DVD has provided us with a $150 sponsorship to help our team with the costs of attending and competing at the World Championships.

 

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Fastenal
Fastenal has provided us with over $110 in discounts on their products, for our use on the competition robot.

 


Well Played Asheville
Well Played Asheville donated $100 to help us going into our 2017-2018 season.

 


Wolf Creek Engineering
Wolf Creek Engineering has provided us with a $100 sponsorship to help our team with the costs of attending and competing at the World Championships.

 

Thanks to Quinten Black, MD, for coming on board as a War Boy sponsor, as we head to the FIRST Championship in Houston. In addition to donating $100 to the team, the Black family has provided the generous in-kind donation of printer filament and the use of their MakerBot Replicator.

 


Asheville Air
Asheville Air has sponsored us with $100 towards our competition season.

 

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GeekOut 2016
GeekOut provided weekend passes for Ashebots team members to the 2016 GeekOut Convention, allowing us to participate in their Tech Track where we demonstrated robots and shared info about Ashebots and the FIRST family of programs with convention attendees.

 

War Pup Level Sponsors:

Meanwhile Back in Saluda
Meanwhile Back in Saluda
Meanwile Back in Salulda is a War Pup sponsor at the $50 for our 2016-2017 season.

2015-2016

 

Mad Max Level Sponsors:

 

A-B Tech
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College  is one of our founding sponsors and is our top level in-kind sponsor. A-B Tech generously provides Ashebots with our own workspace and classroom access. We are grateful for their support throughout the years.

 

Immortan Level Sponsors:

 

Kearfott Corporation
Kearfott is our returning top cash sponsor, with a very generous donation of $2,000. Kearfott Corporation Motion Systems Division invited Ashebots to visit their company in Black Mountain and gave us the opportunity to provide robot demonstrations to their employees. They gave us an informative presentation about Kearfott and an excellent tour of the facility.

 

North Carolina FTC
North Carolina FTC has generously donated $1,500, completely covering our entry fees into both the South Super Regional Championship, as well as the entry fee for the World Championship.

 

Biltmore
Biltmore (The Biltmore Estate) is a beautiful privately owned historical estate based in the Asheville area. They have generously sponsored our team with $1,250.

 

Imperator Level Sponsors:

 

EYE-D Security and Monitoring
EYE-D Security and Monitoring has generously provided over $500 of in-kind donations of tools, equipment, and materials. Business owner Shannon Fox also provides numerous hours of excellent mentoring in mechanical engineering and electronics for the team.

 

ERC Broadband
ERC Broadband (The Education and Research Consortium of Western North Carolina) is a returning sponsor, with a $500 donation.

 

Standard Pizza Co.
Standard Pizza Co. donated $500 towards helping the team reach their goal of getting to the South Super Regionals.

 

Efficiency Lab
Efficiency Lab is a returning $500 sponsor to help us with the various expenses with the upcoming World Championships.

 

War Boy Level Sponsors:

 

Lowe’s of East Asheville
Lowe’s of East Asheville generously $400 worth of in-kind donations including a Kobalt rolling tool chest for transport of our robot and tools during our competitions.

 

Medlock & Associates Engineering, PA
Medlock & Associates Engineering, PA donated $350 towards the funding of our 2015-2016 robot.

 

Purl’s Yarn Emporium
Purl’s Yarn Emporium has generously donated a total of $350 of cash and in-kind donations for the team.

 

GeekOut 2015
GeekOut provided weekend passes for Ashebots team members to the 2015 GeekOut Convention, allowing us to participate in their Tech Track where we demonstrated three robots and shared info about Ashebots and the FIRST family of programs with convention attendees.

 

FIRST® Tech Challenge
FIRST® generously provided Ashebots with a FTC® Technology Transition Grant. This $275 grant helped offset the additional cost we encountered, as a veteran team, in the 2015-2016 season, due to the transition from the NXT to Android platform.

 

Sign-One
Sign-One of Asheville donated $200 worth of vinyl decals for our competition pit as well as our rolling tool chest.

 

Signarama of Asheville
Signarama of Asheville donated $200 worth of vinyl decals for our competition pit as well as our rolling tool chest.

 

Frank’s Roman Pizza
Frank’s Roman Pizza generously donated $100 towards various team expenses.

 

Twin Roses Designs
Twin Roses has donated $100 of monetary and in kind donations.

 

War Pup Level Sponsors:
Scobie.Net
Bill Scobie of Scobie.NET donated $90 in domain names and web hosting, as well as his expertise on the matter.

 

BluBus Screen Printing
BluBus Screen Printing has provided our team with a discount on printing team apparel.

 

Comic Envy
Comic Envy donated $50 towards various team expenses.

 

Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists
Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists donated $50 towards various team expenses.

 

Great Beginnings Pediatric
Great Beginnings Pediatric donated $50 towards various team expenses.

 

Meanwhile Back in Saluda
Meanwhile Back in Saluda hosts our fundraising craft sales at their independent specialty foods and crafts shop in downtown Saluda.

 

2014-2015

A-B Tech
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College  is one of our founding sponsors and is our top level in-kind sponsor. A-B Tech generously provides Ashebots with our own workspace and classroom access. We are grateful for their support throughout the years.

Moogfest 2014
Moogfest 2014 generously donated $1,494 in conference day passes to Ashebots, providing  inspiring and enriching educational experiences for six of our team members.

Kearfott Corporation
Kearfott is our top cash sponsor, with a very generous donation of $1,000. Kearfott Corporation Motion Systems Division invited Ashebots to visit their company in Black Mountain and gave us the opportunity to provide robot demonstrations to their employees. They gave us an informative presentation about Kearfott and an excellent tour of the facility.

Efficiency Lab
Efficiency Lab is very generously sponsoring the team with a total donated value of $650. They have provided a $550 cash donation, as well as the in-kind donation of  a Windows license for our team computer, valued at $100.

ERC – Broadband
ERC – Broadband is a returning Ashebots sponsor, with a generous donation of $500.

All Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
All Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning generously donated a desktop computer, which team members use to develop our Engineering Notebook, work in PTC Creo, program robots, and more.

EYE-D Security and Monitoring
EYE-D Security and Monitoring has generously provided over $100 of in-kind donations of tools, equipment, and materials. Business owner Shannon Fox has also provided numerous hours of excellent mentoring in mechanical engineering throughout this FTC season!

Meanwhile Back in Saluda
Meanwhile Back in Saluda generously hosts our fundraising craft sales at their independent specialty foods and crafts shop in downtown Saluda.

Scobie.Net
Bill Scobie of Scobie.NET donated $90 in domain names and web hosting, as well as his expertise on the matter.

FASTSIGNS of Asheville
FASTSIGNS of Asheville is a returning  in-kind sponsor for the 2014 – 2015 season with their donation of a generous supply of Coroplast for our projects.

2013-2014

A-B Tech
As one of our founding sponsors and our current top-level sponsor, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College generously provides us with our own workspace, as well as access to a classroom and computer lab. We are grateful for their support throughout the years.

Scobie.Net
Bill Scobie of Scobie.NET donated $90 in domain names and web hosting, as well as his expertise on the matter.

Meanwhile Back in Saluda
Meanwhile Back in Saluda very generously hosted our fundraising craft sales at their shop in Saluda.

2012-2013

A-B Tech
As one of our founding sponsors and as a current top-level sponsor, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College generously provides us with our own exclusive workspace, as well as access to a classroom and computer lab.

JCPenney
JCPenney was one of our very generous founding sponsors at $6,500. As a current top level sponsor, they are our most generous cash donor for the 2013 competition, at $2,000.

Meet the Geeks
Meet the Geeks is one of our founding sponsors and was our 501(c)(3) sponsor.

ERC
The Education and Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas is generously sponsoring us at $500.

Zen Sushi
Zen Sushi on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville is generously sponsoring us at $500.

Dancing Moon Print
Dancing Moon Print Solutions, Inc. generously provided the in-kind donation of $200 worth of print work for our beautiful promotional leaflets.

Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria
Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in Asheville donated $160 of pizzas for us to sell at our fundraiser at the FLL tournament at UNC-A.

Fresh Wood Fired Pizza
FRESH Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta in Black Mountain donated $125 worth of pizzas for us to sell at our fundraiser at the FLL tournament at UNC-A.

Medlock & Associates Engineering
Medlock & Associates Engineering, PA is one of our top sponsors. They generously provided for two years, the in-kind donation of the expertise of structural engineer Edward Medlock as one of our mentors. They have provided monetary donations, they have provided the in-kind donation of all design and paperwork/permit work for our fence installation, and they have provided transportation for our robot to demos in the Asheville area — all totals valued at over $1,000.

3D Oil Recycling
3D Oil Recycling is the very generous in-kind sponsor who donated a locking, rolling tool box unit filled with new tools, a pit buggy for transporting our robot and drive station, and transportation for our robot and equipment to the 2013 FRC competition in Knoxville, all totals valued at over $1,000.

Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc.
Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc. generously provided the in-kind donation of the expertise of mechanical engineer Jim King as one of our mentors.

Asheville Fence
Asheville Fence is the very generous in-kind sponsor who donated $800 worth of fencing material so we could secure our own area in the Dogwood Building at A-B Tech.

Mark Sherwood
Mark Sherwood sponsored us generously at $500 for the 2013 FRC competition.

Barbara Sherwood
Barbara Sherwood sponsored us at $200 for the 2013 FRC competition.

Steve & Rafaela Soto Messinger
Steve and Rafaela Soto Messinger made a generous donation of $200.

Riley’s Crossroad
Riley’s Crossroad online bookseller donated over $130 in books for our raffle.

FastSigns, Asheville
FastSigns of Asheville is our in-kind sponsor at the $100+ level. They gave a reduced price on our pit buggy signage and they are making our sponsor banner free of charge.

John Zeigler
John Zeigler is sponsoring Ashebots at the $100 level.

Scobie.Net
Bill Scobie of Scobie.NET donated $90 in domain names and web hosting, as well as his expertise on the matter.

Mellow Mushroom, Asheville
Mellow Mushroom in Asheville donated $90 in gift cards toward our raffle.

Robotics Opportunities Committee of WNC
The Robotics Opportunities Committee of Western North Carolina gave us the in-kind donation of over $75 in badge making materials.

Line of Fire Paintball
Line of Fire Paintball in Mills River, NC donated $70 in player passes to our raffle.

Meanwhile, Back in Saluda
Meanwhile, Back in Saluda gave us $50 worth of handcrafted items for our raffle.

Mojo Coworking
Mojo Coworking has sponsored Ashebots with a $50 donation.

Anne Boggs
Anne Boggs donated $50.

Nancy Stark
Thanks to Nancy Stark for her in-kind donation of a $50 gift card to JC Penney. The team was able to use this as a going away/appreciation gift for our founder and coach-manager Maryann Butchko who recently moved to Pennsylvania.

Robert & Patricia Trudel-Wilkus
Robert and Patricia Trudel-Wilkus donated $50.

Marie Turowski
Marie Turowski donated $50 to Ashebots.

2011-2012

A-B Tech
As one of our founding sponsors, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College generously provides us with our own exclusive workspace, as well as access to a classroom and computer lab.

NASA
NASA is one of our very generous founding sponsors, at $6,500.

JCPenney
JCPenney is one of our very generous founding sponsors, at $6,500.

Meet the Geeks
Meet the Geeks is one of our founding sponsors and was our 501(c)(3) sponsor.

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