Coach Call/E-mail Error/FIRST in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Coach Call
The last coach call of the season will be on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm ET. Learn about the upcoming Global Innovation Award competition. Call in information can be found at:

E-mail Error
Last month, all North American teams received an e-mail from FIRST.  This e-mail was sent in error and only meant to be received by TN-West teams.  Please accept our apologies for this mistake. 

FIRST® in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Congratulations to the five FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) teams who will represent FIRST® and its Progression of Programs in the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on November 28, 2013! The robots leading the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were designed and built for the 2013 FRC ULTIMATE ASCENT℠ season challenge, and have been modified by the students to perform tasks specifically for the parade. Texas Torque’s robot, “SONIC,” will cut the ribbon to signal the official start of the parade. Following the ribbon cutting, the other teams’ robots will shoot confetti along the parade route. Students will then drive their 12v battery-operated, 150-pound robots down the entire 2.5 mile stretch, ending at Macy’s Herald Square. More information can be found here: