News

The latest news and updates from the International Soap Box Derby.

Former Regional Director George Rodenbaugh Has Died

George Rodenbaugh, who served as a regional director for the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby for nearly three decades, died on October 18.  He was 85. George was a Philadelphia Police Department police officer for 20 years. After retiring from the police...

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Soap Box Derby Hall of Famer Jack Engelke Has Died

Jack Engelke, who had a long history of volunteer efforts for local, regional and national Soap Box Derby activities, died on Monday, November 28, at his home in Naperville, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He was 80. Jack grew up in Wisconsin, where his first involvement...

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Long-Time Soap Box Derby Executive Director Tony DeLuca Dies

Retired Soap Box Derby leader Anthony C. (Tony) DeLuca died in Akron on October 11, 2022 at age 85. Following a 28-year career as a Summit County sheriff’s deputy, Tony joined the All-American Soap Box Derby as executive director in 1989. He served in that role...

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New Partnership with Andymark

AKRON, OHIO ---International Soap Box Derby, Inc,.   and AndyMark, Inc. have entered into an agreement to allow AndyMark to sell Soap Box Derby products to education organizations beginning immediately.  Soap Box Derby headquarters in Akron will continue to support...

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Soap Box Derby Champions to Be Recognized at the Statehouse

Representing more than 70 communities throughout Ohio, 136 Soap Box Derby Champions will be recognized for their accomplishments during the 11th annual Statehouse Recognition Day held in their honor in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, May 25. Honorees include Ohio Local...

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