Our students are REQUIRED to have and wear their Calpoly GREEN hat so that they stand out-at the Competition site we are a sea of Calpoly Green. (It also helps to find students at the Airports!). Your donation for this level will provide one student with their required hat.
Most of the students meals are covered by the competition participation. A few meals, however, are not. The students are often on very tight budgets. This extra amount to cover meals helps to defray their personal expenses during the trip
Our students are required to wear team shirts during competition activities. In Michigan we Californians will be pretty challenged to stay warm. Our team is purchasing a long-sleeved collared shirt for each member to help them defend against the cold Michigan spring weather! Your donation at the level listed will pay for one students shirt. Our team has 30 members.
Our students require a number of specialized tools for use during their competitions from weighted sharpshooter digging spades to reinforced work gloves, climbing gear for Arboriculture to warm socks for Michigan. Your donation at this level will help provide much needed equipment, tools and gear for out students.
We must transport 30 students from campus to airport, from airport to conference, and around the conference from location to location. In order to accomplish this we need to rent five 5-7 person vans for six days. The cost for these are averaging $150.00 per day. Your donation will fund one half-day for one vehicle.
Students are expected to share rooms in order to be as cost efficient as possible. The cost of hotel rooms selected by Calpoly, Pomona's advisor team are those that are the most economical, within proximity to the competition site, and have amenities such as free breakfasts to reduce our costs. Each room cost is approximately 160.00 per night (double occupancy). In addition the faculty advisors require rooms as well. A total of 19 rooms are required. The event lasts five days or a total requirement for rooms of $15,200.00. Your donation of $160.00 will pay for two students for one night at the conference venue.
While we recognize that only very rare supporters will be able to fund the full amount of travel from California to Michigan, every penny helps defray these travel costs. With airlines charging all manner of (bag etc) fees, any help that can be applied towards funding travel would be greatly appreciated. The full cost of the average round trip for a student or advisor is $500.00. You may donate the full amount, or part of the amount, to help the team all travel together from one airport location to our destination and back.
In total, we anticipate the total costs for each student to travel and compete in NCLC to be $1,500