We are proud supporters of the Soap Box Derby!

AUI was pleased to be a sponsor of the 2022 Soap Box Derby.  During the week of July 17th-23 the 84th running of the All-American Soap Box Derby.  Teams from around the world joined us in Akron to race down the 989-foot track.  The winner took the title of WORLD CHAMPION.

This year racers from all over the United States came together to race.  There were more than 400 qualifiers from 40 states and several from outside the USA.  Kids as young as 7 can build their own car from ready-to-build kids.

AUI is proud to be part of such a rich legacy in our Akron area.  Together with other great sponsors, we watched these young minds tackle aerodynamics and gravity to compete.

It takes a village to put a program together like this.  This year alone there were over 1500 volunteers that help make it a great event for the more than 10,000 spectators that come to enjoy the Soap Box Derby.

AUI Soap Box Derby Sponsor graphic with trophy and text "Congratulations to the winners"

There are several ways to get involved. 

  1. Volunteer to help with the event: https://www.soapboxderby.org/derby-downs/volunteer.aspx
  2. Sponsor an event: https://www.soapboxderby.org/contact-us.aspx

Our own Chrissy Myers helped to hand out trophies to the winners! We want to congratulate everyone who participated this year.  What a great event!