FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff

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Date(s) - 01/07/2017 - 01/08/2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Destination Einstein™:Marietta at Walton High School


FRC Teams,

After careful monitoring of the current weather situation, the GeorgiaFIRST leadership has made the decision to cancel the 2017 FRC Kick-off Event scheduled for this Saturday (7th) at Georgia Tech.  We realize the importance of this event as a launch into the new season and are therefore disappointed right along with you.  However, your safety is our number one priority.  With many school systems closing early today and canceling afternoon and weekend events, our attendance would have been minimal at best.

You will be able to watch the FIRST broadcast of the 2017 kick-off and SteamWorks game announcement here:

Live Broadcast at 10 am

YouTube channel AFTER the broadcast

Or visit:

The broadcast begins at 10:00am eastern.

The next issue – distribution of the kit-of-parts – will be handled as follows:

Our kits will be delivered to the Atlanta Destination Einstein location at Johnson Research and Development.  The address is:

263 Decatur Street SE

Atlanta, GA  30310

A kit pick-up event only is planned for Sunday, January 8th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  We will have volunteers on hand to help with the distribution of kits and to help you load into your vehicle.  To see the size of the kit-of-parts that you will pick up, please go here:

If you are unable to pick up your kit on Sunday, please let us know.  We will work with you to make sure you receive your kit-of-parts in a timely manner.  Contact Connie Haynes at: or call 770-366-5612.

We are working to reschedule the workshops offered at the kick-off event and will let you know if this is possible.

Stay safe in this weather, watch the kick-off feed and Go FIRST!