Hilo Viking Robotics was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hilo High Foundation for use on FIRST. This grant will contribute immensely to our success as a team as it will enable us to accomplish two things we have never before done> First off, grant money combined with the space of our new auto shop will allow us to construct a field for practicing. Secondly, the grant money will allow us to make a second robot to practice with after our six week build period is over. During previous FIRST seasons, our practice always came on the first day of competition. This second robot coupled with a practice field will give both our programmers and drivers plenty of time to practice and perfect our robot. We greatly appreciate the foundation’s support of our club and what large donations like this one will allow us to accomplish.