Donate to Westside Robotics

Westside Robotics is a group of FIRST Robotics teams made up of students from the West Lafayette public school system. FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 461, Westside Boiler Invasion, was founded in 1999 as a student-run team with 18 students from two local high schools. Westside Boiler Invasion is now a 30 student team mentored by local professionals and college students from Purdue University. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 4366 Westside Gold, FTC Team 6518 Westside Black, and the numerous FIRST LEGO League (FLL) RDP teams were later added to the Westside Robotics family.

In our 21 years as a high-performing team, we have won 40+ awards, competed at dozens of competitions, hosted hundreds of community outreach events and demonstrations, and inspired countless students. We need your help to continue making a significant impact in our community. Our teams need financial support to fund robot parts, rent, 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.

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]




Want to learn more about us and what we do? Check out our high school team, Westside Boiler Invasion, on the web & Social Media!

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.