FRC Update: Initial Event Registration Payment Deadline/Important Kit and Kickoff Reminder, Bag and Tag Exemptions, and More!

Greetings Teams:
FIRST HQ Closed 11/22/12-11/23/12: FIRST HQ will be closed next Thursday and Friday (11/22/12-11/23/12) in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Consequently, the Email Blast will be sent on Wednesday of next week.
Initial Event Registration Payment Deadline 12/7/12: Remember that the payment deadline for your first Regional event or first and second District event is Friday, 12/7/12 at 5 pm ET.  If you have not already, please review our pricing structure and payment terms for the 2013 FRC Season here:
Important Kit & Kickoff Reminder: The deadline to select your team’s Kit of Parts (KoP) and Kickoff location in TIMS: is Thursday, 12/6/12 at 12 pm (noon) ET.
Founder’s Reception: Founder’s Reception registration is now open in the Kit & Kickoff section in TIMS: Teams can register up to two (2) adult mentors to attend Founder’s Reception in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, 1/4/13. For details on the 2013 Founder’s Reception, please visit:
2013 Mentor Certificate of Appreciation: Please be sure to invite all of your FRC mentors to your team’s TIMS record so they can receive their 2013 recognition certificate and pin in January during National Mentor Month. In order for team mentors to receive their recognition items, they must be registered as a mentor in TIMS by Friday, 12/14/12.
Bag & Tag Exemptions:  If bringing your robot to a competition event presents your team with a substantial hardship – for example, if your team needs to travel a great distance or cross an ocean to get to your event – you may request a bag and tag exemption by sending an email to:
In your request, please include as much detail as possible to support why an exemption is required. Please use the subject line: Bag and Tag Exemption Request, Team XXXX, with your team number in place of “XXXX” in your email. Exemption requests must be submitted by Friday, 12/7/12.
Stay up on the latest FRC news! We send weekly email blasts to keep you well-informed on the latest FRC news.  Be sure to check your inbox each Thursday for the FRC email blast and if you’ve missed any, you can find an email blast archive on the FRC Season News and Email Blasts page: You can even subscribe to an RSS feed to receive alerts when this page is updated!
Go Teams! 
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