To All League Teams and Our Many Dear Friends,
Marion and I have had the pleasure of serving as Affiliate Partners for San Diego FTC for 10 seasons. But the time has come for us to pass the baton. We will be retiring from our role as Affiliate Partners at the end of this season.
Over the last 10 years, the San Diego FTC Region has seen strong growth – from fewer than 20 teams and a single tournament in 2007 to over 60 teams and 17 meets/tournaments/championships today. Along the way, thousands of students have had the chance to get inspired about science and technology. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of this.
It is important to bring in new leadership with the energy and vision to continue expanding FIRST Tech Challenge in San Diego to reach more teams, while keeping it fun and relevant. We have identified a successor who is well-qualified to do exactly that, and we will announce the incoming Affiliate Partner by the end of this season. Although retiring as Affiliate Partners, we will stay on in a more limited role coordinating the Regional Championship tournaments in 2018 and 2019.
We would like to say “thank you” to the coaches, mentors, and parents who have invested so much of their time and energy in making FTC San Diego successful. We are grateful to you for your partnership, ideas, support, and hard work over the years. Making FTC San Diego thrive is truly the work of many hands, and we have been blessed to be partners with you.
John and Marion Brooks
FIRST Tech Challenge Affiliate Partners, San Diego
P.S. As part of the transition, effective immediately FTC San Diego will begin using a new email address for all communications: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make a note of this new address and try to use it instead of email@example.com. Of course, we will monitor both accounts for the time being.