January 14, 2016



Donations to the Dreadbots are tax-deductible. 

This page contains all the information about our sponsors, how to become a sponsor, and our wish list.

You can scroll down the page to find the information you are looking for or you can use these links to jump to the section you need:

Our Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors ($5,000 and above)

Bosch Logo      

Platinum Sponsors ($2,000 to $4,999)

Ford logo Michigan department of education logo Lions logo  

Gold Sponsors ($1,000 to $1,999)

Hatch Assembly & Stamping logo Solid Works logo Firestone Logo Dextech Logo

Silver Sponsors ($500 to $999)

A & W logo Altech logo JAC Products logo Dexter SRSLY logo

How to Become a Sponsor

We accept both monetary and materials donations.

Donations to the Dreadbots are tax-deductible. 

We acknowledge our sponsors’ donations by the calendar year. Donations received January 1st through December 31st will receive the sponsor benefits for the next robotics season. For example, donations made in January 2018 will not appear on T-shirts, robot, etc. until the following robotics season in 2019. Whereas, donations made in December 2017, will get sponsor benefits in the 2018 season.

To give a monetary donation via check please use this address:

DHS Robotics – Dreadbots
C/O Jennifer Bryson
8252 Bridgeway Drive
Dexter, MI 48130

Checks should be made payable to DHS Robotics – Dreadbots

To give a materials donations, please send an email to dhsdreadbotbusiness@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Diamond $5,000+
  • Reception with the team
  • Plus items below
Platinum $2,000-$4,999
  • Your company is announced at competitions
  • Plus items below 
Gold $1,000-$1,999
  • Your logo is placed on our robot
  • Your logo is placed on our T-shirts (the size of your logo is proportional to the amount given)
  • Plus items below
Silver $500-$999
  • Your logo with a link to your business website are placed on our website (ordered according to the amount given)
  • Your company’s logo is placed on our pit banner (the size of your logo is proportional to the amount given)
  • A team photo
  • Plus items below
Bronze  $250-$499
  • Your company’s name is placed on our pit banner 
  • Plus items below
Supporter $25-249
  • You receive a letter of appreciation






Our Current Wishlist

  1. New pit setup for at competitions
  2. Team mascot costume

Why You Should Become a Sponsor

When you become a sponsor of our FIRST robotics team you get so much more than your logo on our website, robot and team shirts. You are helping students learn: engineering, team building, business and leadership skills.

Why are students important to us?

Maker Works has three bottom lines—People, Planet, and Profit. Students are an important part of the People side for us. Both of Maker Works’ owners, Tom and Dale, have a technology background, and feel strongly that every student should have strong STEAM skills. Unfortunately, “making” is a lot less common in schools than in decades past, and many students don’t have an opportunity to learn the tools, materials, and techniques that we feel can be an enormous asset wherever their future studies and jobs take them.Maker Works logo

Why did we choose to support robotics in particular?

Tom is a past FIRST judge with an interest in robotics. Dale is a past FIRST mentor and has also worked in other programs using robotics for education. Robotics is a very rich field drawing on mechanics, physics, fabrication, electronics, software, and so on, in a way that can be very motivating for students. We think it’s a great way for students to apply what may have been purely academic knowledge to an exciting project, and even to spur their pursuit of knowledge and skills well outside the normal academics.

What does Maker Works get out of it?

As we said, one of our bottom lines is serving people, and serving FIRST teams goes directly to that bottom line. As a makerspace, we say our four value propositions are: access to tools, space to work, support/instruction, and community. The FIRST teams contribute to that community as well, bringing their skills, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn. Their presence adds greatly to our makerspace.

Why should other sponsors support FIRST teams?

If you have not watched the videos or visited a competition (and especially the pits) in person, you may not appreciate what amazing work these students are doing. These are hundred pound robots with often very sophisticated functions. If a wire is too thin, or a cross-piece not stiff enough, the robot won’t work—it’s a very real challenge. There’s a reason why the best employers and universities love seeing a FIRST experience on a resume—these are students that not only have worked together as a team to create a functional robot optimized for the task at hand, but have done so with professional values, good engineering, a concern for safety, and good sportsmanship. These are students that you’ll want to hire in a few years.

We’re extremely pleased to have the Dexter Dreadbots using our facilities.”

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