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FirstEnergy Extends Title Sponsorship with All-American Soap Box Derby 07.17.2019 The All-American Soap Box Derby announced today that FirstEnergy Corp. is extending its title partnership for five years, continuing the relationship between the two Akron-based institutions that began in 2012. Read More Winning Race Cars Heading To Akron For 82nd Firstenergy All-American Soap Box Derby 06.25.2019 As Soap Box Derby racing season winds down in communities throughout the country, winning race cars are being transported or shipped to Akron in advance of the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs on Saturday, July 20. Read More Four Youth Volunteers Will Receive Soap Box Derby’s Service Awards 06.18.2019 Four young volunteers of the Soap Box Derby program have been selected to receive the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes volunteers under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on the Soap Box Derby through their leadership on the local, regional or national level. Read More Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame Will Induct Three New Members During Race Week in July 2019 06.11.2019 Three long-time volunteers will be inducted into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame during the post-race awards ceremony for the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on the evening of Saturday, July 20.
“The Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame recognizes the significant contributions and efforts of individuals who make it possible for the Soap Box Derby program to have an impact on the lives of young people throughout the United States and other parts of the world,” said Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive officer of International Soap Box Derby. “The three 2019 honorees have been active and dedicated volunteers for decades.”
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Soap Box Derby Hall of Famer John Esque Passes Away At 80 05.01.2019 Long-time Soap Box Derby volunteer John Esque died in Akron on April 27, after a brief illness. He was 80. Read More SOAP BOX DERBY RECEIVES SPONSORSHIP FOR STARTING GATE 05.01.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has announced that it has received a $25,000 sponsorship from Pilot Flying J for the branding of the starting gate at the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby race for the fourth consecutive year. Read More 2019 Criteria For The Soap Box Derby Hall Of Fame 04.09.2019 The Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame was established in 1997, to honor individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the Soap Box Derby by promoting the betterment of the sport and its participants or by enhancing the youth racing program through significant financial or sponsorship support. Read More 2019 Criteria For President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award 04.09.2019 The President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award was established in 2015, to recognize youth under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on our program by volunteering and mentoring on the local or national level. Read More Soap Box Derby Seeks Nominations For Hall of Fame, Youth Service Awards 04.09.2019 International Soap Box Derby, Inc., is seeking nominations for the organization’s Class of 2019 inductees into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and for the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award. Read More Soap Box Derby Continues To Impact Community Through Racing And Stem Education Programs 03.26.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) continued to build momentum during 2018 in its traditional racing and education programs, as well as special events at Derby Downs, according to the organization’s recently released annual report. Read More