Partnership Opportunity for 2021-2022

Annual sponsorships sponsorships allow us to spread funding over all programs throughout the year & give sponsors maximum visibility.   For 2021-22, we are focusing our efforts on the growth of US Drone Soccer in the AMA District II Region of NY & NJ.  We’ll be supporting a 2022 Championship Competition at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY, hosted by the SUNY AMA Student Club (University Model Aviation Student Club).

We invite potential sponsors to engage in partnerships as we connect at events in the regional community & beyond!

We share updates via our  Quarterly Update newsletter & social media.

Sponsorship Form 2021-2022

2021-2022 Special Recognition to Great Partners in STEM:

  • Air Force Research Lab in Rome, NY
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Marcy, NY – College of Engineering, Center for Global & Additive Manufacturing & our sister organization, the AMA Student Club
  • TACNY – Technology Alliance of Central New York


Competition Partnership Opportunity for 2023

This program is currently on pause.

  • Our growing annual Team Drone Challenge is a unique STEM-focused drone competition reaching teams in New York and beyond!
  • Our Challenge has influenced dozens of schools to grow drone technology programs!
  • Reinforce continued SUNY Polytechnic Institute student club collaboration & annual event hosting!
  • Sponsorship puts your organization squarely in front of technology minded students & educators
  • Funding goes towards field element development, promotion, trophies, team materials, & ancillary event supplies

Contact us to discuss your organization’s interest in partnering with us! 

What We Do For Our Sponsors


  • We connect sponsors to the future workforce!
    • we work with tech-savvy college students, high school & middle school students who’d make great interns & future employees!
  • We continuously promote our sponsors at our events, interactive demonstrations & via social media
    • sharing stories about our sponsor’s STEM efforts with our audiences
    • displaying logos at our registration & informational tables
    • displaying logos using any sponsor provided flags & banners
    • sharing marketing materials & special event information
    • helping give our sponsors Statewide & Nationwide reach
  • We support the causes championed by our sponsors
    • We’re available to our sponsors for demonstrations to their organizations & for their favored causes
    • We promote our sponsors’ causes & community efforts via social media



How to Donate

Tax deductible contributions to CNY Drones can be made out to “The Griffiss Institute”, our fiscal agent and 501(c)3.  It is incredibly important for bookkeeping purposes to add the following notation to your check “For CNYDrones@RoboSpartans Robotics”.   Checks should be mailed directly to the Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome, NY 13441 using sponsor forms (link above).

PayPal Donations – use the gold Donate button that appears on the top right of our pages!

We also appreciate any purchases made on our behalf by sponsors!  Sponsors are free to add logos and promotional material to donated items.    Wish List

Volunteers are also welcomed!  Donations in the form of volunteerism works for us!   Many of our programs are provided at times that accommodate work schedules.  As that is not always the case, we appreciate employers who provide their employees with the ability to help us for the occasional program that falls during business hours.  Since we plan events 2-4 months in advance, we do our best to give our volunteers sufficient notice to plan around their schedules.

Feel free to contact Lisa at: or by leaving a detailed message at 315-732-1001, day or evening & your call will be returned.

We also gladly accept equipment & materials on our Wish List!

We Appreciate Our Sponsors!

Together, we make a difference in our community!