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2019 Criteria For President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award 04.09.2019 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 Soap Box Derby Seeks Nominations For Hall of Fame, Youth Service Awards 04.09.2019 International Soap Box Derby, Inc., is seeking nominations for the organization’s Class of 2019 inductees into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and for the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award. Read More Soap Box Derby Continues To Impact Community Through Racing And Stem Education Programs 03.26.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) continued to build momentum during 2018 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 SOAP BOX DERBY VOLUNTEER DON HUMINSKY DIES AT 84 03.21.2019 Don Huminsky, who raced in the Soap Box Derby as a youngster in his hometown of Gary, Ind., and went on to serve as a Derby volunteer in Gary, Beaver County, Pa., and with the All-American Soap Box Derby, has died in Allison Park, Pa. He was 84. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Grant From Huntington-Akron Foundation 03.20.2019 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.

This grant will provide opportunities for racing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education with community youth groups such as Urban Vision, Launch Kenmore, Akron Urban League, and Akron Public Schools through the Akron Children’s Museum. This will provide meaningful experiences through fair and honest racing competitions and STEM curriculums, which is part of the Derby mission.
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Seventh Annual Soap Box Derby Stem Summer Camp At Derby Downs 03.19.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) will be hosting its seventh annual Soap Box Derby STEM Summer Camp at Derby Downs, with two week-long sessions of June 3 through 7 and June 10 through 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Boys and girls ages 8 through 13 will be able to join in on the fun. Read More AAA Akron Auto Club Will Sponsor Soap Box Derby Local Challenge Race 03.12.2019 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD), an Akron-based non-profit organization, will enter its second-year partnership with AAA Akron Auto Club to sponsor the 2019 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby AAA Local Challenge Race. This year’s Local Challenge Race will be held on Wednesday, July 17, during world championship week at Derby Downs. Read More The 2019 United Way Corporate Derby Challenge Presented By Fallsway Equipment Company Announces Renewal 03.05.2019 The United Way of Summit County and Fallsway Equipment Company continue to partner with the International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) for the 2019 United Way Corporate Derby Challenge (CDC) presented by Fallsway Equipment Company. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Stem Education Grant From The Summit County Community Development Block Grant Program 02.26.2019 The International Soap Box Derby® (ISBD) has received a $21,000-grant from the Summit County Community Development Block Grant program for placement of the Soap Box Derby STEM Mini Car program in area schools. Read More Soap Box Derby Named as Charity Recipient for Corbin Bernsen-headlined 2019 Hot Stove Banquet 12.05.2018 The Akron RubberDucks announced today the International Soap Box Derby® will be the charity benefactor from the 2019 RubberDucks Hot Stove Banquet on Feb. 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Akron. The Hot Stove Banquet will be headlined by Emmy-nominated actor Corbin Bernsen, who played Roger Dorn in the classic hit movie “Major League” and directed the Soap Box Derby-themed “25 Hill.” Read More