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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 AUI Sponsors 2021 Soap Box Derby Virtual 5K Walk & Run 02.19.2021 Committed to keeping the long history of youth competition, STEM curriculum, and other community-focused activities of the International Soap Box Derby® #RollingForward, Associated Underwriters Insurance (AUI) is the major sponsor of the 2021 Soap Box Derby Virtual 5K Walk & Run. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grant For STEM Education Programs in Akron Public Schools 11.05.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) announced it has received 3 grants totaling $14,250 from the GPD Employees Foundation, United Way, and Akron Community Foundation for the Derby’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Program to be placed at two Akron Public Schools, Sam Salem Elementary School and Innes Middle School. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grants From Akron Community Foundation for General Operating 10.14.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has received $25,000 in grant support from the Akron Community Foundation for general operating. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grant from Huntington-Akron Foundation (1) 09.24.2020 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) announced it has received a grant from the Huntington-Akron Foundation for the ISBD After-School STEM Neighborhood Initiative for $17,425. Read More SOAP BOX DERBY CANCELS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR 2020 08.27.2020 The International Soap Box Derby is canceling all community and private events at Derby Downs for the remainder of the 2020 season. Read More