Thank You to all the Sponsors and Volunteers for making our race so Successful
Written by Pam, Jan 2020
We at the Sharon Elks Lodge #103 are proud to be hosting another successful Soap Box Derby Race for physically and mentally challenged children. It is called the Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids Classic sponsored by our lodge along with the Corporate Sponsor St. John's Carpathian Russian Church. We have numerous Derby Car Sponsors that without their participation this race would not be so successful. This is also part of the National Super Kids Classic from Akron Ohio that holds an annual race each year for the First Place Winners from across the United States. We hold this race on Pierce Ave in Sharpsville, a perfect small hill for the children with special needs. The race is on the last Saturday of in June. The Adult Fund Raiser Race we started in 2011 will be on May 2 2020. We will hold this race on Pierce Ave between 7th Street and 10th Street in Sharpsville. We would like to thank the Council of Sharpsville for letting us use their streets and resources. We are especially thankful to Sharpsville for joining us in our continuing support the Super Kids race. The Adult Fund Raiser Form can be downloaded, please complete and return to Pam Dorfi. Why we do this race is because we at the Sharon Elks are strong supporters of the State Project, our Home Service Program that the state of Pennsylvania has with 25 nurses that go throughout the state and supply help to any family in need of care with special needs children. Through these nurses, they have helped bring some of these children to the race and we as Elks want to give these children a day of their own to remember. The Sharon Elks and the Carpenter's Union help by building these cars and getting the other youngsters that are Soap Box Derby Drivers to take our kids down the hill. We have a fleet of 10 cars for our adult race and 16 cars for our kids, thanks to the volunteer effort of many people within the community. We love putting smiles on these children’s faces that there parents have never seen before. Our Sponsors, Volunteers and Family members are supplying a day of fun just for these children that is their day of joy and only theirs. So many parents have told me how excited their children are the morning of race day they just can't wait to get to the cars and start racing. We have over 120 volunteers come out that day from the Elk's Lodge and from our Community to make this day a success. We made it a community project that has turned into an annual event for the City of Sharpsville and for our precious children. We are very proud of the effect it has made on the Community, we have started to plan for next year’s race. We hope to see you all in June 2020 for another successful children's race.
I really want to THANK everyone for all their help and support in making these races a success for all the children. The annual Christmas Party will be held December date to be determined, 2020.
Race Director Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids Classic
724-347-6009 or 724-301-0690
The Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids soap box derby is open to youths aged 8 to 17 with verifiable physical or mental challenges as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Contact Pam for more information
Donations can be forwarded to the Shenango Valley Foundation, 33 Chestnut Ave., Sharon 16146. Make out checks to Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids