Donate to Westside Robotics

Westside Robotics is a group of FIRST Robotics teams made up of students from the West Lafayette public school system. Our high school FIRST Robotics Competition Team 461, Westside Boiler Invasion, was founded in 1999 to help provide students with hands-on STEM, business, community engagement, and media experiences with the support of Purdue students & a variety of professionals from the community. Over the 20+ years that the program has been around, we've grown the program to include 4 upper elementary FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams and 3 junior high FIRST Tech Challenge teams to provide opportunites for our younger students to get access to these same kinds of experiences.

We need your help to continue making a significant impact in our community. Our teams need financial support to fund robot parts, outreach materials, shop equipment, tools, computers, travel, and media production equipment. In order to continue making a positive impact, we are counting on the support of our alumni and community.

You can also see what our high school team is up to on the web & social media!

Want to donate by check? Interested in contributing more than $1000? Does your employer offer matching funds? If so, please contact us directly at [email protected]




461 Boosters FIRST, Inc. retains tax-exempt status pursuant to the provisions of United States Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). The tax identification number and copies of the IRS determination letter are available upon request. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.