Our Sponsors

     Chief Digital Advisors (2017 - present)

     Founded in 2014, Chief Digital Advisors is a privately-held team of advisory translators and strategists that focus on aiding companies with e-commercial and digital marketing goals.

ViaSat (2008 - present)

ViaSat produces satellites and other digital communication devices for companies and organizations. It works with consumers, businesses, and government customers by providing commercial ships, cars, aircrafts, satellite internet access, and global mobile satellite services. ViaSat has impacted the team by providing mentors.

Nordson (2007 - present)

Nordson ASYMTEK is an industry leader in automated fluid dispensing, jetting, and conformal coating throughout the world. Asymtek started sponsoring Team Paradox in 2007 and continues to be a big sponsor. Our lead mentors Stephen des Jardins and Roberta Foster-Smith, both employees of Asymtek, have spent countless hours working with the team. As well as sponsoring Team 2102, Asymtek sponsors eleven other FIRST® Robotics teams.

Fluidra (2017 - present)

An industry-leading global company founded in 1909, Fluidra delivers equipment for residential pools through leading brands. Matthew Golman, one of our founding team members, has been one of our lead mentors while also working for Fluidra.

Apple (2019)

Apple is a global-wide technology company continuously innovating and improving their product quality. The company works to build technologies which provide a stable and growing communication network. 

NASA (2019)

NASA pioneers the future of space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. They continuously enhance knowledge, education, innovation, and economic vitality through their work, encouraging FIRST students to innovate and inspire. Likewise, they pay for the FIRST World Championship entrance fee of Engineering Inspiration Award winners, including us.

     Qualcomm (2007 - present)

     Founded in 1985 in San Diego, Qualcomm designs, manufactures, and markets telecommunication devices. It also has facilities for aerospace, biotech, computer peripherals, multimedia, and software. Qualcomm has provided financial support to all of the San Diego teams.

Logically (2019)

Logically is the leading provider of Managed IT Services to small and midsize organizations. We help our customers leverage the power of information technology to achieve their goals by becoming their trusted IT ally. Since 1999, we have made IT management easy and secure for hundreds of corporations, healthcare organizations, non-profits, and public sector agencies. We provide complete IT outsourcing to business leaders, and augmentation services to IT teams. We are recognized for our outstanding customer service, technical depth, and operational excellence.

     Booz Allen Hamilton (2018 - present)

     A global management consulting firm founded by Booz Allen in 1914 that specializes in technological fields of study, including cybersecurity, analytics, digital solutions, engineering and science, and consulting. With over 24,225 members, Booz Allen Hamilton provides services to both public and private businesses internationally.

   PCH Litho (2016 - present)

   PCH Litho is a digital printing business founded in 1999, in Vista, California. Their vast facilities allow them to be able to house a variety of unique equipment and complete their in-house manufacturing. PCH Litho supports us by providing paper products from business cards to banners.

  SAIC (2010 - present)

  SAIC is a global-wide cooperation that is known for its ethics, integrity, focus on customers, innovation, and customer service. It provides service in technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. Mentor Wayne Knorek, employed at SAIC, has worked with the team in many areas including robot cart and pit design.

     Solar Turbines (2017 - present)

     Solar Turbines is a world-wide company headquartered in San Diego that produces turbines that run on gas. Works to further oil and gas production and transmission and power generation.

NML (2017 - present)

NML is a locally owned private machine shop, owned by the parent of one of our senior team members. They support us through monetary sponsorship as well as through excess tools and machine parts.

   Motion Industries (2019)

   Motion Industries works to exceed their customers' needs in a timely manner, providing quality products and continuously improving their services. They also seek to integrate awareness of social and community issues into corporate decisions at all levels.

Leichtag Foundation (2018 - present)

The Leichtag Foundation honors the legacy of Lee and Toni Leichtag through inspiring self-sufficiency and stimulating social entrepreneurship. The Leichtag Foundation has granted over 119 million dollars to 391 different organizations, including ours. 

     Waterjet West, Inc. (2019)

Waterjet West was started to create a company that delivers better service in manufacturing engineering. They have expertise in many applications to provide engineering and cutting services.

     Pfizer (2018 - present) 

     Founded in 1849, Pfizer is an American pharmaceutical corporation whose 100,000 employees dedicate their time to develop affordable and accessible medicine to fulfill their mission of creating healthy lives for all.

SolidWorks (2018 - present)

SolidWorks is a 3D Computer Aided Design Software that most FIRST FRC teams employ in their design process. Sponsoring over 1100 FRC teams, SolidWorks is one of the major forces that makes it possible for FIRST to exist.

SDA Associated Student Body (2007-present)
The SDA Associated Student Body is a student-run fundraising organization from the school, San Dieguito High School Academy. It sets up fundraisers for not only the Robotics team, Team Paradox, but also other academic teams such as Speech and Debate and the Academic Team.

Preseason Parent Contributions (-)
Preseason parent contributions consist of about $5,000 of our annual income. Each year, parents are asked to make a small donation to cover the costs of food and contribute to other annual expenses.