Annual Partnership Opportunity 

For over 6 years, annual sponsorships have allowed us to spread funding over all programs throughout the year & give sponsors maximum visibility.   For 2022-2023, we’re growing U.S. Drone Soccer in the AMA District II Region of NY & NJ.  Our goal is to support & maintain an annual Regional Championship Competition at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, NY every April.

  • Sponsorship puts your organization squarely in front of technology minded students, educators & parents!
  • Your donation helps influence schools to grow drone technology programs – connecting students to opportunities in the Northeast centered around the NYS UAS Test Site in Rome, NY
  • Sponsorship reduces the need to pass on costs to event participants
  • Typical event costs include:  team registration materials, updates to audio/visual & computer equipment, battery charging stations & spare batteries, drone parts to supply our drone first aid station, trophies & promotional materials
  • We would be happy to supply an equipment list to those wishing to donate specific items!
  • Help us reinforce continued SUNY Polytechnic Institute student club collaboration — AND grow new connections at other schools!

Contact us to discuss your organization’s interest!

Great Partners in STEM 2021-2022 

  • 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

We appreciate all our present & past sponsors who have moved us forward in our efforts to promote STEM using drone technology!   Previous local sponsors & supporters include:  AIS, NUAIR, A&P Master Images, Carbone Auto Group/Lithia, AUVSI, Preferred Mutual Insurance, Carmela’s Cafe, Holland Farms, Pemberton Raceworks Inc., Quanterion Solutions, Inc., NY Sash, AX Enterprises, Rome NY Rotary Club & Walmart Distribution Center!


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 a CNY Drones Sponsor Form (available upon request) .

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 via our event calendar.

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 Appreciate Our Sponsors!

Together, we make a difference in our community!