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2020 CRITERIA FOR PRESIDENT’S YOUTH VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD 04.13.2020 The President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award was established in 2015, to recognize youth under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on our program by volunteering and mentoring on the local or national level. Read More 2020 CRITERIA FOR THE SOAP BOX DERBY HALL OF FAME 04.13.2020 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 Set to Launch New At-Home Education Program 04.09.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) is set to launch its new at-home education program. This program will give children the opportunity to work on fun and exciting STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based activities.

The ISBD’s 21st century at-home activities include, a STEM Mini-Car program, a programmable autonomous digiRacer by mimicRobots, and keeping with Derby tradition, a full-size Soap Box Derby (SBD) car program.
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AAA Akron Auto Club Will Sponsor Soap Box Derby Local challenge Race (1) 03.19.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD), an Akron-based non-profit organization, will enter its third-year partnership with AAA Akron Auto Club to sponsor the 2020 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby AAA Local Challenge Race. This year’s Local Challenge Race will be held on Wednesday, July 22, during world championship week at Derby Downs. Read More SOAP BOX DERBY CONTINUES TO IMPACT COMMUNITY THROUGH RACING AND STEM EDUCATION PROGRAMS 2019 03.06.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) continued to build momentum during 2019, in its traditional racing and education programs, as well as special events at Derby Downs, according to the organization’s recently released annual report. Read More LONG-TIME TRANSPORTATION CHAIRMAN BILL HARRIS DIES AT 90 03.03.2020 Bill Harris, who died in February at age 90, was a familiar face around Akron every summer during All-American Soap Box Derby activities. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grant From The Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, KeyBank, Trustee 02.20.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has received a $10,000-grant from Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, KeyBank, Trustee, to be used for general operating support. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grant From Timken Foundation of Canton 01.29.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has received a $30,000-grant from the Timken Foundation of Canton for capital improvements to Derby Downs. Read More 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