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Soap Box Derby Partners with GPD Employees' Foundation to present Inclusion Day


The Soap Box Derby announces its partnership with GPD Employees’ Foundation for the third year in a row for a special event called GPD Employees’ Foundation presents Inclusion Day.

 Inclusion Day, which will be held Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an event for youth with all different abilities and their siblings or friends, giving them the opportunity to ride down the 989-foot Derby Downs Track in a dual-operated Soap Box Derby Car. Offered at the event is a place where families can enjoy lunch, entertainment, and other activities that encourage involvement and inclusion.

 “The Soap Box Derby is very excited that GPD Employees’ Foundation has partnered with us for the third year for this unique event,” stated Derby President and CEO Mark Gerberich. “This event creates meaningful experiences and includes youth with all different abilities along with their friends and families. We are expanding the number of participants in 2018 to let more youth have the opportunity to ride down the Derby Downs Track.”

 “The kids, their families and our volunteers all enjoy the event. This event gives youth the chance to do things they don’t normally get to do.  It’s not just about the hill… There’s many activities going on – Fun for all,” stated GPD President Darrin Kotecki.

 This event is only $5 per racer and an online registration is required for participants to secure their spot at Registration will open on Monday, May 21, 2018.