Why do people sponsor our team and FIRST as a whole? Because sponsors realize the importance of a better educated new generation, one which is taught important lessons about teamwork, leadership, and "Gracious Professionalism". Sponsors provide the team with the resources needed to educate members about technology, engineering, and the values of FIRST. These companies and organizations know that the future rests with the students, and that better members of society mean a better future.


General Motors, a leading automobile manufacturer based in Detroit, MI, is actively working towards future technologies. For this reason, they support numerous FIRST teams in the Detroit area, including the Hammerheads. GM supports the Hammerheads Team through both monetary and mentorship means. They provide us with our wonderful and insightful engineering mentors as well as machine shop usage to manufacture our robot. Without them, we would not be able to compete in the FRC arena. Thanks GM!

Delphi Automotive

Delphi Automotive is a world leading automotive parts supplier based in Troy, MI. They work heavily with our signature sponsor, General Motors. Delphi has approximately 146,000 employees (18,900 in the U.S.) and operates 150 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 44 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices, and 33 technical centers in 38 countries. In efforts to develop a sustainable future in industry, Delphi graciously sponsors the FIRST organization and Team 226, the Hammerheads. Thanks Delphi!


The United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), located in Warren, Michigan, is the United States Armed Forces' research and development facility for advanced technology in ground systems.It is part of the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), a major subordinate command of the United States Army Materiel Command. TARDEC shares its facilities with the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC).


Denso Corporation is a global automotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. After becoming independent from Toyota Motors, Nippon Denso Co. Ltd., the former name of Denso, was founded in 1949. About 25% of the company is owned by Toyota Motor. Despite being a part of Toyota Group of companies, as of year ended March 2016, sales to Toyota Group accounts for less than 50% of the total revenue (44% of the revenue originate from other car manufacturers in Japan, Germany, U.S. and China). Currently, Denso ranks the second largest auto parts supplier in the world.

Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation

Since their establishment in 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) is proud to remain a privately owned company with a distinguished history of expertise within the industrial process industry. GK continues to provide leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers around the world with turnkey solutions to their toughest challenges, performing everything from design conception to the management of complex paint finishing systems. As an innovator in their field, GK supports the FIRST FRC program through Team 226, the Hammerheads.

Stanley Engineered Fastening

STANLEY Engineered Fastening has the world's most diverse portfolio of fastening products. We earned this position by focusing on customer needs, employee talents, and the advancement of assembly solutions.

Continental Automotive System

Continental Automotive Systems (CAS), founded in 1906 by Alfred Teves, a division of the German Continental AG, is a brake and electronics supplier to the automotive industry, supplying systems, components, electronics, lithium-ion batteries and engineering services for vehicle safety, comfort and powertrain performance.

Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. (formerly Russell Kelly Office Service and Kelly Girl Service, Inc., is an American office staffing company that operates globally. he company places employees at all levels in various sectors including the financial services, information technology, and law industries.It also offers professional services, including human resource and management consulting, outsourcing, recruitment, career transition, and vendor management services. Kelly Services was founded by William Russell Kelly in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. In 2015, the company reported 8,100 employees, $5.5 billion in revenue, nd placed 550,000 employees to work in positions in various sectors, making it one of the world's largest staffing firms.


Mastercard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York, United States. Throughout the world, its principal business is to process payments between the banks of merchants and the card issuing banks or credit unions of the purchasers who use the "Mastercard" brand debit, credit and prepaid to make purchases.


SMR is one of the largest manufacturers of rearview mirrors for passenger vehicles in the world. Furthermore, the company is a pioneer in developing intelligent camera technologies for automotive applications.

Family Sponsors

A big thank to our families for their never-ending support not only during the build season, but all year long. Some have continued to support the team even after their students have graduated. The team just wouldn't be the same without them!