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Soap Box Derby Senior Day Hits Record Attendance

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More than 500 seniors participated in the 5th annual Soap Box Derby Senior Derby presented by Akron General and the City of Akron on Thursday, September 3.  Seniors from all around Northeast Ohio and some from as far away as Florida got the opportunity to race down the world famous Derby Downs track in Adult Soap Box Derby cars. They also interacted with doctors from Akron General at the health and wellness fair, which included health screenings and health information, a vintage car show, barbershop quartet and a catered luncheon provided by Golden Corral

Several organizations teamed up to enjoy the Soap Box Derby Senior Day such as the City of Akron Active Adults, First Apostolic Faith Church, Spring Lake Red Hat Chicks, Mulberry Gardens Gracious Retirement & Assisted Living plus many more.

“This year’s event was a tremendous success,” said Joe Mazur, President and CEO of the Soap Box Derby.  “We enjoy our partnership with Akron General and the City of Akron.  Nowhere else can seniors experience this unique opportunity.”  

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