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The 20th Annual BB&T All-American Soap Box Derby will be held May 19th & 20th, 2017 at Phil Moore Park.  Winners of the local race have a chance to race in the World Championship in Akron, Ohio this Summer. 

The Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green, KY organizes this wonderful family fun event with the help of our Title Sponsor BB&T and our loyal community partners.  Proceeds from this event go to help other organizations serving children in our community. Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

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