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Become A Sponsor

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FIRST® Team 79 Krunch sponsors come in all shapes and sizes. All of our sponsors are critical to building our program and we are grateful to each one for their unique contributions! There are many ways to sponsor FIRST® Team 79 Krunch including, but not limited to, financial support of its programs and strategic initiatives; gifts in-kind; scholarships and internships for students; employee engagement; and cause marketing.


For further details on how to become a sponsor, or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your consideration and support!


FIRST® Team 79 Krunch Sponsorship Benefits


Sponsorships are a two-way street. The support of our sponsors provides a big benefit to our team, but it also helps them be seen as a contributor to activities in their communities that are in line with their own goals and initiatives.


FIRST® Team 79 Krunch gladly works with sponsors to put together custom sponsorship packages! Depending upon the level of sponsorship, Team 79 Krunch provides its sponsors with some of the following benefits:


Strengthening your organization's image – By sponsoring FIRST® Team 79 Krunch, it not only reflects your support of our team, but to your commitment to the education of students, the advancement of STEM, and to your investment and involvement in the well-being of our community.


Opportunities to build business and community relationships – As a FIRST® FRC Competition Team and a Rotary Interact Club, FIRST® Team 79 Krunch offers sponsors the unique opportunity to build relationships with BOTH other business professionals AND civic-minded organizations through our community service projects.


Boost brand visibility – Your organization’s name and logo can be showcased at nationally acclaimed FIRST® FRC Competitions on FIRST® Team 79 Krunch’s robot, team t-shirts, marketing materials, and social media platforms. FIRST® FRC Competitions are publicized in local and national media, generating valuable public relations as we compete and interact with other STEM sponsors and tens of thousands of spectators and students. Throughout the Tampa Bay area, FIRST® Team 79 Krunch helps promote sponsor’s brands through its numerous robot demonstrations at local schools, libraries, museums, and businesses as well as their participation in local community and charity festivals and events.


Create a pipeline for interns and future employeesWorking together, local businesses know that FIRST® Team 79 Krunch members have the necessary skills, experience, and education needed to perform their jobs successfully. Numerous FIRST® Team 79 Krunch members have interned and worked for some of our great past/present corporate sponsors including Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, DCM Solutions, Evatech, MITRE, and Southern Manufacturing Technologies.

Unique employee mentor/volunteer opportunities - Today’s employees find fulfillment, and are more engaged and productive, in working for socially responsible companies that support their personal interests and the communities they live in. As a FIRST® FRC Competition Team and a Rotary Interact Club, FIRST® Team 79 Krunch offers a broad spectrum of mentor and volunteer opportunities!


In-Kind Gifts


Sponsorship of FIRST® Team 79 Krunch through in-kind donations of goods and services is also greatly appreciated!


Here is a list of our immediate and ongoing needs –


  • Space to Build Our Robot – We are in search of a permanent facility (i.e. warehouse, garage, workshop, etc.) in the North Pinellas or lower Pasco County area where we can meet and build our robots.

  • Robotic Parts and Tools – As the FIRST® FRC Competition changes each season, FIRST® Team 79 Krunch has a variety of needs including, but not limited to, drivetrains, motors, control system parts, electrical supplies, pneumatics, sensors, and shop materials/tools.

  • Personal Protection Equipment - safety glasses, face masks, gloves, ear plugs, first-aid kits, etc.

  • Consumables - paper towels, cleaning supplies, soap, hand sanitizer, snacks and beverages, etc.

  • Marketing – Advertising in publications, promotional items, team t-shirts, printing services, etc.

  • Team Trailer – Our team trailer, which is used to transport robots and tools to competitions and various demonstration events, is getting old. The donation of a used trailer in good condition, a brand new one, or even the occasional use of one during our competition season would be highly beneficial!




Over the years, FIRST® Team 79 Krunch has been awarded numerous grants in support of its program. Does your organization offer grants which are in line with FIRST® Team 79 Krunch’s mission and initiatives? If so, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to apply! Kindly forward any grant information to


Corporate Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving


Corporate Matching Gifts

Today, many companies of all sizes match the donations their employees make to nonprofits because it’s an easy, structured way for them to support good work in their communities.


Workplace Giving

Do your company’s initiatives include supporting educational programs or the promotion of FIRST® and STEM? If so, consider establishing a Corporate Matching Gifts Program to benefit our team.

Want to support FIRST® Team 79 Krunch while you work?  Here are some great ways:


Increase the impact of your donation or volunteer time with a corporate matching gift! 

  • Many employers will match your financial gifts and volunteer hours for educational programs or the promotion of FIRST® and STEM. Find out if your employer will match your contribution!

Set up an automatic payroll deduction through your company’s giving portal

  • Companies frequently use 3rd party portals, such as Benevity or YourCause, to make giving easy! Contact your employer to set up a recurring gift that comes right out of your paycheck. Just set it and forget it!

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