Well, okay. The Staples robotics team is not actually looking to “take over” anything.
But they do need space.
The squad — winner of the 2011 world championship — urgently seeks a new home.
For the past 3 years, they’ve operated from head coach John Solder’s basement.
But as the team has gotten more successful — and new students flock to join — they’ve outgrown their host.
With the 1st competition of the year approaching, they’re appealing to the community for help.
The robotics team needs a vacant office (private or public), or any other space of at least 1000 square feet. Plus heat, electricity and “access to bathroom.”
The Staples robotics team lacks cheerleaders, uniforms and spectators. But members work as hard as any varsity athlete — while learning important lessons about teamwork, practice, camaraderie, and competition.
They get no money from the Board of Education. They don’t earn NCAA scholarships. Team members do, however, go on to pretty good schools. You know: MIT, Harvard, Yale and Columbia.
Current robotics team members hope to repeat the successes of those who came before them — in tournaments, and at college.
But they can’t do it without a “home field.”
Got space? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text 203-450-9202. For more information on the team, click here.