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Soap Box Derby Receives Grant From Akron Community Foundation for General Operating 11.05.2021 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) announced it has received a $25,000-grant for general operating support from the Akron Community Foundation, as part of the foundation’s Civic Affairs Work. Read More GPD EMPLOYEES’ FOUNDATION PRESENTS INCLUSION DAY AT DERBY DOWNS 2021 08.03.2021 For the fifth year, GPD Employees’ Foundation presents Inclusion Day at Derby Downs on Saturday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More HALL OF FAMER BILL KUNTZ HAS DIED; FORMER TRANSPORTATION CHAIRMAN 07.06.2021 Bill Kuntz, who was involved with the All-American Soap Box Derby for 50 years, died on June 24. He was 94.

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Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame Selects Three New Members for 2021 Class of Inductees 06.24.2021 The Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame has selected three new members as its 2021 class of inductees. They will be honored during the awards show at the 83rd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship on Saturday, July 24, at Derby Downs. Read More Schools and Clubs Competed in The Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition 06.21.2021 Teams from across Northeast Ohio competed in the Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge™ (GRC) STEM Team Competition. During the week of May 17 to May 21, 11 teams competed in the Stock and Super Stock divisions. Read More Derby Downs: Field Trip Destination for Hundreds of Akron Students 06.11.2021 Beginning Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 17, 2021, nearly 400 area students will be taking a field trip to historic Derby Downs, home to the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Races. The outing is the culminating activity of a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) curriculum jointly presented by the International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) and Akron Public Schools. Throughout the Mystery Camp program, fifth and sixth grade students from 29 local schools spend 90 minutes a day engaging in learning activities that teach the principles of physics, provide opportunities for creativity, and encourage teamwork and collaboration. Read More THE INTERNATIONAL SOAP BOX DERBY® PRESENTS 8TH ANNUAL STEM SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 05.20.2021 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 8th annual STEM Summer Program at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Beginning June 7 through June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. boys and girls aged 8-13 are invited to experience the excitement of building and racing Soap Box Derby cars, making new friends, and participating in fun interactive learning activities. Health and safety precautions will be in place to protect participants from the spread of COVID-19. Read More STUDENTS SET TO COMPETE IN THE SOAP BOX DERBY’S STEM GRAVITY RACING CHALLENGE STEM TEAM COMPETITION 05.07.2021 While this year’s competition will look different than in the past, eleven (11) teams will converge at the world-famous Derby Downs in Akron, OH to compete for a victory in the Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Challenge (GRC) STEM Team Competition. In keeping with safety and COVID protocol, teams will make their individual runs down the track at prescheduled times during the week of May 10 -19, 2021. Read More AAA SPONSORS SOAP BOX DERBY LOCAL CHALLENGE RACE 04.29.2021 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD), an Akron-based non-profit organization, has renewed a two-year sponsorship with AAA. AAA is the ISBD’s longest running sponsor dating back to the 70’s. AAA will continue to sponsor the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby AAA Local Challenge Race during the week of the World Championship. Read More Soap Box Derby Seeks Nominations For 2021 Hall of Fame and Youth Service Awards 04.08.2021 Read More