FRC Update: FIRST HQ Closed 12/26, Kit of Parts Inventory, Important KoP and Kickoff Information & More

Greetings Teams:

FIRST HQ Closed 12/26: FIRST Headquarters will close at 3 PM EST on Friday, 12/23, in honor of the Christmas holiday. Our regular business hours will resume Tuesday, December 27th @ 8:30 AM EST.

Don’t forget to take inventory of your Kit of Parts (KoP) after Kickoff: After receiving and checking all items in your Kit of Parts (KoP), should you determine you are missing a part(s), or need replacement part(s) you must use the FIRST “Replacement Parts Request” system to order replacements.  Find more details about this process here:

IMPORTANT: This is a time limited, one-time only opportunity to submit your Replacement Parts Request.  We must receive your Replacement Parts Request by 8:00 pm EST on January 11, 2012.

Important KoP and Kickoff Information: Please visit Bill’s Blog for information on this year’s KoP and for specifics on what to bring to your local Kickoff event:

Payments for Additional Regional Events & Championship Deadline: Payments for Additional Regional Events and the Championship are due Friday 1/27/2012 – please confirm with FIRSTFinance that you have the funding for the events that you are registered for if they are not paid at this time. If you do not have the funding, please email as to your status. We do have a wait list of teams wanting to go to the Championship, so if you do not have the funding to attend, please let us know so that we can give another team the opportunity.

Surrogate Kit Pickup Reminder: If a team is unable to pick up its KoP at the Local Kickoff selected, an alternate, or “Surrogate” team may be designated to do so. The team must provide FIRST with an authorized Surrogate Kit Pickup letter, signed by the main or alternate contact, on school or sponsor letterhead that follows this template:

All Surrogate Kit Pickup letters must be received at FIRST no later than 5:00 pm EST on January 3rd, 2012.

The surrogate letter should be sent or faxed to:
attn: FRC Team Support/Operations
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Fax #: 603-666-3907

Or scanned and emailed to

Go Teams!

FRC Team Support


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