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Team 619: Cavalier Robotics is the only FIRST Robotics Competition team in the Charlottesville Albemarle region and is a program of the 501(c)3 non-profit Charlottesville-Albemarle Robotics. The mission of Team 619 is to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals and allow students and Mentors to share and apply knowledge of engineering, business, and leadership skills through the fun hands-on experience of building robots.

The team is made up of High School students from our local public schools, private schools, and home schools. We do not receive financial support from these local school systems. Buying construction tools, robot materials (such as sensors, motors, batteries, wheels, gears, and microcontrollers), and covering the FIRST competition fees add up to about $18,000 to $20,000 per year.

If you wish to help support our mission and keep the team going strong, please consider supporting us in one of the following ways:

Individual Sponsorship

Making an individual contribution to the team is fast and easy through PayPal. You do not need your own PayPay account. Just use the “Donate” button below:

Or , mail a check to made out to “Charlottesville Albemarle Robotics” to P.O. Box 6434 Charlottesville, VA 22906

Corporate Sponsorship

If your business or corporation would like to sponsor the team please contact us directly to learn more about giving levels and Sponsor Benefits.

Mentor

The in-kind contribution of time, energy, and knowledge by Team 619 Mentors is invaluable – we simply couldn’t do what we do without their support. Mentors are individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines who work with students to share their knowledge and guide them through the competition season. Many Mentors contribute on a weekly basis throughout the year or just during competition season. Some just support the team with subject matter expertise on an as needed basis.

In addition, the role of a Mentor it to help foster the idea of Gracious Professionalism and have the students do as much of the work as possible.

We are always looking for Mentors with the following areas of expertise:
     Technical
     Programming & Software Engineering
     Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Manufacturing
     Electrical Engineering
     Mechanical Engineering

     Non-Technical
     Project Management
     Marketing
     Finance & Fundraising