A quick update on the LigerBots story, we got a “no” from the schools on using the bus company we found that could have transported us to St. Louis. As far as I understand, they are simply not comfortable with a company that hasn’t yet been vetted. Now it’s on the kids and parents to get themselves there. We’re working coordinating all the transportation issues now.
Options include a bunch of minivans driving to St. Louis, which shifts the burden from professional drivers to volunteers. Flying remains an option for some, but that still leaves us with issues around transportation within St. Louis.
Bottom line: we’re shifting focus, but still fund raising! And truly, we appreciate the fact that the Newton community is behind us.