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 June 30, 2018, our NEOFRA Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge (MVRC) event in Warren will attract 18 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 Power Up.

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 2019. Up to forty-eight Ohio FLL teams will compete in one of the two regional tournaments – the Warren Delphi E.L.I.T.E. Regional in Warren or the Austintown Falco Tech Regional in Austintown. Both of these events will be held in December 2018.

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!

2018-19 NEOFRA Event Series FIRST Competition Sponsorship Tiers

For your investment in our NEOFRA teams and competitions, 2018-19 NEOFRA Event Series Sponsors will receive sponsor recognition at ALL of the following local events:

  • Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge (FRC) – Saturday, June 30, 2018
    • Austintown Middle School, Austintown, OH
  • Warren Delphi E.L.I.T.E. Regional (FLL) - Saturday, December 8, 2018
    • Warren G. Harding High School, Warren, OH
  • Austintown Regional (FLL) – TBD December 2018
    • Austintown Middle School, Austintown, OH