FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a multinational non-profit organization, that aspires to transform culture, making science, math, engineering, and technology as cool for kids as sports are today. Programs include FIRST LEGO League Junior (grades K-4), FIRST LEGO League (ages 9-14), FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12) and FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12). FIRST programs are brought to Louisiana by FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc., which was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the ideal of building and bringing programs to enrich science and technology learning for the students of Louisiana. Comprised of members from academia, industry, and the K-12 school districts, the focus is to offer and support programs that foster enthusiasm and spread awareness of the opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. These programs would not be possible without the support of our sponsors!

2018 Louisiana FIRST LEGO League SPONSORS


Bruce J. Heim Foundation

Murar Foundation, Inc.


FIRST – Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology


Thomas and Jean May-Brett

Wendell and Anne Gauthier Family Foundation

The Schreier-Edisen Foundation

SPE – Society of Petroleum Engineers – Delta Section


API – American Petroleum Institute – Delta Chapter

Hon. and Mrs. Charles Cusimano II

Dr. Sanford Pailet


John C. Stennis Space Center

Tulane University

The University of New Orleans




Sponsor Opportunities

  To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Barbara Pailet, FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc., or 504 321 0040.

We invite you to become a sponsor of the LOUISIANA FIRST LEGO League TOURNAMENT.   As a sponsor, your participation will position you and/or your company as a supporter of a remarkable event that encourages and empowers students AGES 9 – 14 across Louisiana.   This event attracts hundreds of participants and spectators and ensures our region’s and nation’s future science, engineering and technology workforce. There are also opportunities for team sponsorships.  Plan to invest in our future by becoming a sponsor!  


PREMIER Sponsor – $10,000 +
Benefits handled on a case-by-case basis

PLATINUM Sponsors – $5,000 – $9,999
Listed on all appropriate printed material and the website Sponsor’s page with large Logo
Recognized by Master of Ceremonies throughout the event as Platinum Sponsor
Special signage as requested and appropriate
VIP Invitation to all events including speaking opportunities as appropriate and desired

GOLD Sponsors – $1,000 – $4,999
Listed on all appropriate printed material and the website Sponsor’s page with Logo

SILVER Sponsors – $500 – $999
Listed on all appropriate printed material and the website Sponsor’s page with Logo

*Every effort is made to have sponsor information included on all appropriate printed material subject to sufficient lead time from donation notification to print deadline. Use of Logo’s on printed materials used only when space and ability to reproduce permits.