Wednesday, April 23, 2008

All- American Soapbox Derby comes to Dunwoody, May 31st @ First Baptist Atlanta


THE KIWANIS CLUB OF DUNWOODY
and
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ATLANTA
are bringing the
ALL-AMERICAN SOAPBOX DERBY
to Dunwoody on May 31, 2008.

The Kiwanis Club of Dunwoody will hold its First Annual All-American Soap Box Derby Saturday, May 31. The race, dubbed the Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World, will take place at First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Race Director Susan Swanson made the official announcement this week.

The Derby is open to both girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 17 who reside in Clayton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties. The Stock Division is open to children 8-13; Super Stock is open to children 10-17. The winner in each division will go on to Akron, OH to compete in the World Championship finals in August.

Mrs. Swanson noted that The Soap Box Derby “is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. We are excited to be introducing this event for the first time in Dunwoody and hope the community will support our efforts.”

Race cars may be obtained directly from All-American SoapBox Derby through their website: http://www.aasbd.com/SBD_rules.htm. The link to the Online Store can be found on the right-hand side under “About Us.” For the first time, new colors are being added to the standard red, white or blue cars. Green and pink cars may now be ordered. They are limited, so it’s first-come, first-served.

Children and their families are encouraged to find sponsors to help defray the cost of their cars. Construction “clinics” will be given by Kiwanis Club members. Mrs. Swanson also noted that the Club is looking for companies and/or organizations interested in sponsoring the race as well as volunteers for the actual Race Day. A number of opportunities are available and can also be found on the Club’s website.

Interested individuals may contact Mrs. Swanson at 770-668-0935 for Race Information and Addie Alberghini at 770-394-3905 for Sponsorship/Volunteer Information. Additional information can be found on the Dunwoody Kiwanis Club website – dunwoodykiwanisclub.org

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Its a very nice article.The Dunwoody Kiwanis Club realized the positive impact Soap Box Derby Racing has on preparing kids for a great future and brought Derby Racing back to metro Atlanta.Can’t wait to see the results.Our company helped sponsor car but I was not able to be there today.We are keeping our fingers crossed!

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