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Sponsor Information

The Northeast Ohio FIRST Robotics Alliance proudly announces a series of FIRST robotics tournaments happening right here in the Mahoning Valley!  NEOFRA and the Art Outreach Gallery, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (ID number 27-0711743) collaborate each year to provide these competitive STEM experiences to hundreds of middle and high school students from Ohio and beyond. 

On September 23, 2017, our NEOFRA Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge (MVRC) event in Warren will attract up to 32 high school FIRST Robotics Competition teams to the region.  Students will bring their big FRC robots and compete in this year's high-energy FRC game challenge, FIRST Steamworks.  

NEOFRA teams are also once again planning two FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifying Tournaments for middle school students, where top teams will qualify for the Northeast Ohio District Tournament to be held in January 2018.  Up to forty-eight Ohio FLL teams will compete in one of the two regional tournaments – the Girard RoboCats Regional in Girard or the Austintown Falco Tech Regional in Austintown.  Both of these events will be held in December 2017. 

We are asking for your tax-deductible investment in our NEOFRA teams and events.  Your support helps keep our FIRST robotics teams and competitions running strong.  Your sponsorship will be recognized at all three NEOFRA competitions mentioned above.  Please see the included tier table describing the different levels of sponsor recognition you are eligible to receive.

Dozens of adult volunteers and mentors will be present at each of these tournaments.  All NEOFRA events are free and open to the public.  Large spectator crowds and print and TV media coverage are expected across all events.  This combined audience will provide excellent exposure for your business.

Please call 330-219-7848 regarding in-kind contributions.  Monetary donations can be mailed to:

Art Outreach Gallery, Inc.
P.O. Box 95
Niles, Ohio 44446

Checks should be payable to: Art Outreach Gallery.  Please mention “NEOFRA” in the memo area.     

On behalf of our NEOFRA teams, thank you for your personal investment in the futures of so many students, helping us inspire them to consider and pursue STEM careers! 

2017-18 NEOFRA Event Series FIRST Competition Sponsorship Tiers

For your investment in our NEOFRA teams and competitions, 2017-18 NEOFRA Event Series Sponsors will receive sponsor recognition at ALL of the following local events:

  • Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge (FRC) – Saturday, September 23, 2017

    • Warren G. Harding High School, Warren, OH

  • Austintown Regional (FLL) – Saturday, December 9, 2017

    • Austintown Middle School, Austintown, OH

  • Girard RoboCats Regional (FLL) - Sunday, December 17, 2017

    • Girard High School, Girard, OH

Sponsorship Value

Recognition Level


Sponsor name displayed on event programs.


Bronze recognition, plus sponsor name displayed on event signage and name/logo on NEOFRA website –


Silver recognition, plus sponsor logo prominently displayed on event programs and event signage.


Gold recognition, plus sponsor name announced at all NEOFRA events and included in all media releases.

Official MVRC Shirt Sponsor

Platinum recognition, plus your company logo will be the sole logo featured on the backs of our volunteer shirts at our biggest event – the MVRC.  This recognition continues even after the event is over, as volunteers will continue to wear these shirts around town. 

One sponsorship available.  First-come, first-served.

Official Playing Field Sponsor

Platinum recognition, plus the playing fields at all NEOFRA events will be solely named after you or your business.  Signage and frequent PA announcements at each competition will reinforce this unique sponsorship opportunity. 

One sponsorship available.  First-come, first-served.

Official AV/Webcast

Platinum recognition, plus the Audiovisual Equipment at all NEOFRA events and the MVRC Event Webcast will be used to prominently advertise your support.  Frequent emcee announcements at each competition will reinforce this unique sponsorship opportunity. 

One sponsorship available.  First-come, first-served.

Title Sponsor

Platinum recognition, plus your company name will be part of the official event name of all NEOFRA events in any and all spoken, printed, and online event marketing. Example – “Welcome to the NEOFRA / [insert name here] Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge!”

One sponsorship available.  First-come, first-served.