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Soap Box Derby's Annual STEM Team Event Draws Record Number Of Entries, Race Presented By Time Warner Cable 05.07.2015 The International Soap Box Derby® is getting ready to host its biggest Gravity Racing Challenge® event ever. On May 15-16, 2015, more than 130 teams will compete in the traditional Stock and Super Stock divisions, as well as a new open build high school division. The race is presented by Time Warner Cable through its Connect A Million Minds Program™. Read More Derby Seeking Hall Of Fame Nominations 05.06.2015 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 Soap Box Derby Teams With Girl Scouts Of Northeast Ohio For A STEM Adventure 04.29.2015 The International Soap Box Derby teamed with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio to provide a STEM adventure for Brownies and Juniors at Derby Downs on Saturday, April 25. More than 35 Girl Scouts from all over Ohio discovered the world of the Soap Box Derby racing as they participated in hands-on STEM related activities at the world famous track. The girls learned how to build the fastest Soap Box Derby Mini Car and tested how weights affect the car's speed in a mini car race. Read More Soap Box Derby Forms Partnership With NORKA Food And Beverage 04.23.2015 International Soap Box Derby President and CEO, Joe Mazur, announced today that the Derby will partner with NORKA, Akron's newest iconic beverage company, for the Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition and the 78th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby in July. Read More 1950 World Champion Harold "Butch" Williamson Passes Away 04.20.2015 We were saddened to learn of the passing of 1950 Soap Box Derby World Champion Harold "Butch" Williamson. After overcoming several bouts of rheumatic fever during his childhood, Butch became the World Champion of the 1950 All-American Soap Box Derby. He raced out of Charleston, W.Va. Read More Rally Commission Seeks Membership Applications 03.24.2015 The All-American Soap Box Derby® Rally Commission is seeking applications for membership. Up to three seats on the Rally Commission are open for a one to three year placement. Read More SUBWAY® Challenge Added To Events At 2015 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby 03.17.2015 International Soap Box Derby President and CEO Joe Mazur announced today that a new SUBWAY® Challenge competition has been added to the racing schedule at the 2015 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. Read More International Soap Box Derby Makes Staff Changes To Promote Program Growth 03.03.2015 International Soap Box Derby President and CEO Joe Mazur announced several staff changes that will position the Derby for significant growth over the next several years. Bobby Dinkins has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President, and Morgan Garner has re-joined the Derby as Event Manager. In addition, Doreen Thorne has been hired as Marketing Manager. Read More International Soap Box Derby Receives $50,000 Grant From GAR Foundation 02.24.2015 The Distribution Committee of GAR Foundation awarded the International Soap Box Derby $50,000 for general operations in 2015 at its February meeting. Read More International Soap Box Derby Board Of Directors Elects New Officers And Adopts Three-Year Strategic Plan 11.14.2014 The International Soap Box Derby's Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting November 13.The Board serves as the governing body of the ISBD and provides management and direction for the non-profit organization. Read More