FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


FOUR YOUTH VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE SOAP BOX DERBY SERVICE AWARDS 07.05.2022 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 and nation levels. Read More SOAP BOX DERBY HALL OF FAME SELECTS THREE NEW MEMBERS FOR 2022 CLASS OF INDUCTEES 06.29.2022 Three long-time volunteers will be inducted into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame during the post-race awards ceremony for the 84th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on the evening of Saturday, July 23. Read More State of Ohio Awards $500,000-Grant to Soap Box Derby for Capital Projects 06.02.2022 The State of Ohio has awarded a $500,000-grant to International Soap Box Derby, Inc. (ISBD) for capital improvement projects at Derby Downs, home of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in July and special racing and community events throughout the year. Read More Soap Box Derby Champions to be Recognized at the Statehouse 05.24.2022 Representing more than 70 communities throughout Ohio, 136 Soap Box Derby Champions will be recognized for their accomplishments during the 11th annual Statehouse Recognition Day held in their honor in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, May 25. Read More THE INTERNATIONAL SOAP BOX DERBY® PRESENTS 9TH ANNUAL STEM SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 05.17.2022 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 9th annual STEM Summer Program at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Read More STUDENTS SET TO COMPETE IN THE SOAP BOX DERBY’S GRAVITY RACING CHALLENGE STEM TEAM COMPETITION PRESENTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON 05.06.2022 While this week’s event will look different from previous years, 63 student teams from 15 different schools/organizations from grades three through eight will converge at the world-famous Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio, to compete for a victory in the Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing Challenge (GRC) STEM Team Competition presented by The University of Akron. Read More ACCENTURE PARTNERS WITH SOAP BOX DERBY AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE CORPORATE DERBY CHALLENGE 05.03.2022 Accenture is partnering with the International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) as the presenting sponsor of the Corporate Derby Challenge (CDC) on June 23 and 24. Read More SOAP BOX DERBY SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 2022 HALL OF FAME AND YOUTH SERVICE AWARDS 03.31.2022 International Soap Box Derby, Inc., is seeking nominations for the organization’s Class of 2022 inductees into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and for the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award. Read More SOAP BOX DERBY RACING RETURNS TO PRE-COVID ACTIVITIES; FIRSTENERGY ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY RACE WEEK JULY 17-23 03.17.2022 Following two years of limitations due to COVID-19, Soap Box Derby racing is under way in local communities across the United States leading up to the 84th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby world championships at Derby Downs on Saturday, July 23. Read More 1937 WORLD CHAMPION BOB BALLARD DIES; ENGINEERING CAREER LED TO MANY PATENTS 02.11.2022 Soap Box Derby headquarters recently has learned of the death in November 2020 of Robert Lewis (Bob) Ballard, who won the fourth All-American Soap Box Derby in 1937, as the 12-year-old champion from White Plains, New York. Ballard was 96 and was the longest-living world champion in Soap Box Derby history. His death was due to COVID-19 complications. Read More