The Cash Calendar sales were very successful. Cash calendars are a fundraiser in which people purchase a calendar for the month of January and a name is picked out for each day in the month of January. Every day of January has a cash prize of various amounts. Our first sale was successful at selling calendars, while our second sale was even better. At our second sale the robot, Bullwinkle, was there which helped to attract a crowd of both people who wanted to donate and people who wanted to simply learn about FIRST Robotics Team 501 or robotics in general. Our Cash Calendar sales were great; they not only raised funds for the team, but they also helped to spread the word of FIRST Robotics.
Team 501 was selling cash calendars at Shaw’s on November 5th and November 13th. The cash calendar sale is a fundraiser that Team 501 has been doing for many years and by far is our biggest fundraiser. On November 5th a group of team members were telling Shaw’s customers about the team and about robotics in general. On November 13th we were able to bring in our previous robot and show Shaw’s customers our robot and what we learned. It also allowed a lot of people to understand what robotics is all about and what we actually do on the team. More people donated money to the team when they actually saw the robot.