Welcome!

BEST is a workforce development program cleverly disguised as a robotics competition!

Thank you for your interest in VOLUNTEERING for the NW Alabama BEST Robotics Competition, serving schools primarily in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston counties, in Alabama, as well as SC Tennessee.
BEST Robotics is FREE for schools to participate. We provide the robot building equipment and schools cannot use anything we do not provide.

NW AL BEST IMPORTANT 2018 DATES TO KNOW,  FYI:
- August 25 - Kick-Off (NW-SCC Gym, Shoals Campus)
- Sept. 22 - Mall Day (practice driving) (Florence Mall, Florence, AL)
- Oct. 4 - Marketing Presentation Judging (NW-SCC, Shoals Campus)
- Oct. 4 - Programming Software Design & Simulation Judging (NW-SCC, Shoals Campus)
- Oct. 4 - Engineering Notebook Judging (NW-SCC, Shoals Campus)
- Oct. 6 - Game Day! (NW-SCC Gym, Shoals Campus).
 
You do NOT have to be at all of these events.  You will register for only what interests you and fits your schedule.
 
There are many volunteer opportunities which are not specifically on these dates. More information is included in this registration process. And/or feel free to contact the Shoals Chamber for more details [256-764-4661; toll free 877-764-4661; snewland@shoalschamber.com].

Also for more information, videos, photographs, etc., visit the NW Alabama BEST website - http://nwalabamabest.org

We look forward to working with you!

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* 2. First Name

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* 3. Last Name

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* 4. Your Position / Title at Business / Retired / Other

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* 5. Business / Organization / Retired / Other

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* 6. City

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* 7. State

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* 8. E-mail (please be accurate – this will be the primary mode of communication)

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* 9. Alternate E-mail (please be accurate – this will be the primary mode of communication)

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* 10. Work or Home Phone (please include Area Code & Extension, where applicable)

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* 11. Cell Phone (please include Area Code)

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* 12. City / Town and County where you live

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* 13. In case of emergency while at a BEST event, whom should we contact?

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* 14. T-shirt Size (men's sizes)

NOTE 1:  Pre-Order (approx. Sept. 12) - We order shirts according to the size you list below and will have that size, with your name on it, when you arrive to volunteer.  We cannot make substitutions until Saturday, after all volunteers have received the shirt they ordered.

NOTE 2:  Post-Order - Once t-shirts have now been ordered.  We should have plenty for all volunteers, but your specific size can no longer be guaranteed.  Shirts sizes will be assigned to post-order registered volunteers on a first come first served basis during Game Week events.

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* 15. Have you ever volunteered for BEST before  OR  participated on a BEST Team, either NW Alabama BEST or another hub or competition?  (Check all that apply.)

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