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Soap Box Derby Receives Grant From Akron Community Foundation 11.21.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has received a $20,000-grant from the Roush Memorial Fund of Akron Community Foundation and a $5,000-grant from the John A. McAlonan Fund of Akron Community Foundation to be used for general operating support. Read More Schools Competed in The Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team High School Competition Presented by The University of Akron College of Engineering 10.11.2019 More than 200 students from 17 teams competed in the Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge (GRC) STEM Team High School Competition presented by The University of Akron College of Engineering. On October 10, teams competed in the Super Stock and the High School Engineering Design Challenge divisions. The race is presented by The University of Akron College of Engineering. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grant From The Mary S. And David C. Corbin Foundation 08.27.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has received a $25,000-grant from The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation for the new scoreboard at Derby Downs. Read More GPD Employee's Foundations presents Inclusion Day at Derby Downs 08.07.2019 For the fourth year in a row, GPD Employees’ Foundation presents Inclusion Day at Derby Downs on Saturday, August 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More World Champions Crowned at the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby 07.20.2019 World champions were crowned Saturday at the 82nd running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at the Derby Downs Track. Champions were crowned in the Local, Rally, National Super Kids Classic, Rally Challenge, AAA Local Challenge, Legacy, All-Star, and United Way Corporate Derby Challenge presented by Fallsway Equipment Company. Read More 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