Derby Deal Extended
July 18, 2019
FirstEnergy has extended its title partnership with the All-American Soap Box Derby for five years, continuing the relationship between the two Akron-based institutions that began in 2012.
“FirstEnergy is proud to continue our sponsorship of a signature event that brings people from all over the world to Akron,” said Chuck Jones, president and CEO. “For more than 80 years, this organization has provided young people the opportunity to learn important design, engineering and other STEM lessons, while at the same time developing the value of teamwork and friendly competition. By sponsoring the event, we want to help make sure this great Akron tradition continues.”
The extension was announced during “race week” activities surrounding the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, with more than 400 boys and girls in Akron from throughout the United States, Canada and Japan to compete in their gravity-powered race cars for a share of $36,000 in college scholarships. The world championship races are Saturday, July 20 at Derby Downs.
Volunteer opportunities for race week activities still are available at the following link: https://app.givegauge.com/opportunity/82nd-firstenergy-all-american-world-championship-2019-113. You also can view information on specific volunteer positions.