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Soap Box Derby Partners with Legacy Motors of Akron to present Family Day at Derby Downs


International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) announced today that it will partner with Legacy Motors of Akron (LMA) to present Family Day at Derby Downs.

Family Day is an opportunity for participants from ages seven and up to enjoy food trucks, face painters, games, activities, and one trip down Derby Downs track in an adult or youth Soap Box Derby car.  It gives the Akron community the opportunity to enjoy the Thrill of the Hill in a family setting. 

“We are excited to partner with LMA to offer the community an event where participants seven and up have the opportunity to experience a ride down the Derby Downs track plus much more,” said International Soap Box Derby President and CEO Mark Gerberich. “This is the first time Legacy Motors of Akron has partnered with the ISBD and we look forward to creating great opportunities for both companies.”

“We are excited and honored to be associated with an Akron tradition: The Soap Box Derby.”  The national recognition Soap Box Derby brings to Akron is impressive,” stated Doug Behrens, Owner, Legacy Motors of Akron.  “We are proud to be from Akron….so proud we put Akron in our name!”

Family Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Derby Downs. Legacy Motors of Akron will have a limited supply of FREE tickets available at their 1277 Home Avenue location in Akron starting Monday, June 4th.

“It is a great gesture by Doug and his company to offer free tickets to the community for this event,” added Gerberich.