Team 573 welcomed Diversified Tooling Group as a sponsor in 2009. The team also added OnStar and PTC to their sponsors list before the beginning of the 2011 FIRST Season started. Although we lost PTC as a sponsor two years ago, we were fortunate to pick up three new sponsors this year: Ford, Consumer’s Energy, and Solid Works. In addition students are encouraged to participate in fund-raising efforts or pay their way for the extra cost of travel. Team 573 appreciates the continued support of all our sponsors and supporters especially during these tough economic times.