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Creative Designs of Cars in Corporate Derby Challenge Will Be Unveiled at Derby Downs Party On Thursday, July 11

The creativity of team members from many Akron area corporations and organizations competing in the United Way Corporate Derby Challenge presented by Fallsway Equipment Company will be unveiled during a party at Derby Downs on July 11.

Each summer, organizations participate in the fundraising race by purchasing an adult-size car kit from the Soap Box Derby organization. Once the chassis is assembled, teams customize and decorate the body of the race car to show off their creative design skills. The race is Friday, July 12 at Derby Downs.

The general public is invited to join the race teams at the Unveiling Party the evening before the race from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, in the Topside area of Derby Downs. There will be heavy Hors D'Oeuvre, adult beverages and entertainment. Cost for the party is $50 per person. 

Ticket information is available by contacting Heather Morrow at Soap Box Derby headquarters at 330.733.8723, Extension 20, or by email at

In addition to viewing the unique corporate cars, party guests may visit the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and Museum and also be among the first to see all the championship racecars built by youngsters competing in the 81st FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 20.

United Way of Summit County is partnering with the Soap Box Derby organization to stage the Corporate Derby Challenge. Fallsway Equipment Company is the event’s presenting sponsor.  Proceeds benefit the Soap Box Derby’s scholarship fund and help underserved youth in area Soap Box Derby programs.

Already have your ticket for the Unveiling Party? Activate your ticket today!*

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