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LONG-TIME SOAP BOX DERBY VOLUNTEER DON HUMINSKY DIES AT 84 03.21.2019 Don Huminsky, who raced in the Soap Box Derby as a youngster in his hometown of Gary, Ind., and went on to serve as a Derby volunteer in Gary, Beaver County, Pa., and with the All-American Soap Box Derby, has died in Allison Park, Pa. He was 84. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grant From Huntington-Akron Foundation 03.20.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) announced it has received a grant from the Huntington-Akron Foundation for the ISBD After-School STEM Neighborhood Initiative.

This grant will provide opportunities for racing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education with community youth groups such as Urban Vision, Launch Kenmore, Akron Urban League, and Akron Public Schools through the Akron Children’s Museum. This will provide meaningful experiences through fair and honest racing competitions and STEM curriculums, which is part of the Derby mission.
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Seventh Annual Soap Box Derby Stem Summer Camp At Derby Downs 03.19.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) will be hosting its seventh annual Soap Box Derby STEM Summer Camp at Derby Downs, with two week-long sessions of June 3 through 7 and June 10 through 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Boys and girls ages 8 through 13 will be able to join in on the fun. Read More AAA Akron Auto Club Will Sponsor Soap Box Derby Local Challenge Race 03.12.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD), an Akron-based non-profit organization, will enter its second-year partnership with AAA Akron Auto Club to sponsor the 2019 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby AAA Local Challenge Race. This year’s Local Challenge Race will be held on Wednesday, July 17, during world championship week at Derby Downs. Read More The 2019 United Way Corporate Derby Challenge Presented By Fallsway Equipment Company Announces Renewal 03.05.2019 The United Way of Summit County and Fallsway Equipment Company continue to partner with the International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) for the 2019 United Way Corporate Derby Challenge (CDC) presented by Fallsway Equipment Company. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Stem Education Grant From The Summit County Community Development Block Grant Program 02.26.2019 The International Soap Box Derby® (ISBD) has received a $21,000-grant from the Summit County Community Development Block Grant program for placement of the Soap Box Derby STEM Mini Car program in area schools. Read More Soap Box Derby Named as Charity Recipient for Corbin Bernsen-headlined 2019 Hot Stove Banquet 12.05.2018 The Akron RubberDucks announced today the International Soap Box Derby® will be the charity benefactor from the 2019 RubberDucks Hot Stove Banquet on Feb. 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Akron. The Hot Stove Banquet will be headlined by Emmy-nominated actor Corbin Bernsen, who played Roger Dorn in the classic hit movie “Major League” and directed the Soap Box Derby-themed “25 Hill.” Read More Soap Box Derby Re-Elects Officers, Adds New Directors 11.26.2018 Directors of International Soap Box Derby, Inc. (ISBD) re-elected its officers and elected three additional board members at the organization’s recent annual meeting.
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Soap Box Derby Receives $20,000 Grant From Akron Community Foundation 11.14.2018 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has received a $20,000 grant for general operating support from the Akron Community Foundation’s Community Fund for Civic Affairs.

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Soap Box Derby Updates Strategic Plan; Announces Staffing transition 10.22.2018 International Soap Box Derby, Inc. (ISBD) has updated the organization’s strategic plan in continuing support of its youth racing and education programs. The new three-year plan replaces one originally adopted in 2014, according to Gregg Mervis, chairman of the ISBD board of directors, and Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive officer. Read More