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Thank You Thursday - AAA Akron Auto Club

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AAA Akron Auto Club is the longest tenured sponsor of the International Soap Box Derby, Inc.

The Club supports the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship race and the Derby’s STEM-Based Education Program.

In addition to financial support the Club’s executives have been a driving force on the Derby’s Board of Directors. Current Club President & CEO Brian Thomas is a former Board member and Vice President Kevin Thomas currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. 

“Brian and Kevin have been great supporters of the Derby,” said Derby President & CEO Joe Mazur. “Their knowledge and skill sets have been a tremendous asset to the Derby for more than a decade. We truly appreciate what AAA has done for us.”

The local AAA club serves about 100,000 members in Summit County with auto, travel, insurance and financial services.

The Derby would like to say THANK YOU to AAA Akron Auto Club for helping us continue our mission of building knowledge and character, and creating meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

This is the 21st installment of our weekly “Thank You Thursday” feature. Each week we will offer a heartfelt “Thank You” to a corporation, civic or community leader, volunteer, foundation or an individual who has helped us continue our mission. To view previous features please click below.

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AAA Akron Auto Club President Brian Thomas
(seated in car) gets a good luck handshake
from brother and Auto Club Vice President
Kevin Thomas prior to the 2016 Mayor's Cup
race presented by Accenture.

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AAA Akron Auto Club Vice President Kevin Thomas (far left) and
President Brian Thomas (far right) present the first-place trophy in
the 2013 Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition to
Springfield High School.

Thank You Thursday
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - FirstEnergy Corp.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Don Plusquellic
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Bill Ginter
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Marous Brothers Construction
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Myers Industries
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Outgoing Board Members
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - New Board Members
Thursday. November 24, 2016 - Volunteers
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Dairy Queen 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - Curriculum Funders
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - SUBWAY®
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - Will Looman
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - Taylor Made Jewelry
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Greater Akron Chamber
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Bob Troyer
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - GPD Group
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Former Summit County Executive Russ Pry and the County of Summit, Ohio
Thursday, February 2 - Pilot Flying J
Thursday, February 9 - Dave Hubbell