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Soap Box Derby Receives $11,665 Grant for Six-Passenger Golf Cart from Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation


The International Soap Box Derby has received a grant from Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation to purchase a six-passenger golf cart for the 2018 events season. This golf cart will be used to help shuttle individuals or small groups of mobility-challenged guests from parking areas and shuttle stops. 

Northeast Ohio Golf Charities And Foundation Club Car Villager 6In addition to the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Champion Race, the Derby hosts Senior Day presented by the Cleveland Clinic Akron General; United Way Corporate Derby Challenge presented by Fallsway Equipment Company; Inclusion Day presented by GPD Employees’ Foundation; Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition presented by the University of Akron College of Engineering races for middle school, high school and college racers; and Family Day presented by Legacy Motors of Akron.  

“The Derby is grateful for the partnership we have developed with Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation. Adding this golf cart to our shuttle routes will allow us to provide great customer service for our guests and meaningful experiences for the Akron community to enjoy,” stated President and CEO Mark Gerberich.

“With the expanding number of participants and events hosted at Derby Downs, we need additional transportation options for mobility-challenged guests at the track. Some guests have disabilities, while others are simply challenged by the distance or steepness of our grounds. This multi-passenger golf cart will work in conjunction with the shuttle bus, provided by Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation in 2014, to transport guests between the parking lots, the entry gate, and the Hall of Fame and Museum building,” stated Events Director Morgan Garner.