Become a sponsorWhy sponsor? (Perks)Our Sponsors

FRC Riptide 4118 welcomes and greatly appreciates all forms of support – financial or otherwise, for our team.

Options for Support:


  • Donate to us with a Credit/Debit card through the University of Florida Foundation with appeal code GKDUN
  • Checks payable to “The University of Florida”, with a memo for “P.K Yonge Robotics Team”.  Drop the check off or mail a check to C/O P.K. Yonge Robotics Team/ Address: P.K. Yonge DRS -1080 SW 11th Street – Gainesville, FL 32601

  • Donate an item from our Wish List:

    • Food: Store Credit, Gift Cards, or delivered food to feed our students and volunteer adult mentors during late meetings (especially during build season).
    • Tools
    • Hardware for the Bot: 80/20 metal extrusions, brackets, t-nuts, etc
  • Donate with bitcoin
    Donate with bitcoin!
  • Become a Team Mentor! Help us with your technical, financial, marketing, spirit, or management know-how!

Sponsorship Perks

  • Easy advertising for an individual, a family, a company, a cause or organization.  We will place your desired company or individual sponsorship information on our team’s robot, our team’s t-shirts, and on our website.  Our team and robot attends competitions at the local, regional, and occasionally national competitions.

  • Publicly recognition of your company’s contributions through our team’s social media accounts, which reach other teams worldwide.

    Support Our Team’s Mission

  • Provide high school students with hands-on experiences with advanced engineering and computer science skills, thus spurring their interest & building their expertise in the fastest growing (STEM) careers in America.

  • Foster students’ responsibility and teamwork abilities as they solve an annual robotics challenge in a narrow six-week time slot.

  • Expose students to organizational management, fundraising, and marketing techniques.

  • Introduce younger students and the rest of the community to the joy and excitement of robotics by hosting and attending community events and gatherings.




Running a FIRST robotics team is a very rewarding task, but is also expensive. We thank the following people and organizations for their continued financial support of our Team, who make what we do possible.