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Soap Box Derby

This is one of the most highly anticipated annual family events in San Diego, co-sponsored by Pazzaz Inc. and James Justus Automotive, and brings together youngsters (7-20 years old) their families, community mentors and even local public officials to learn, work, and enjoy the excitement this STEM program provides through downhill gravity pulled vehicles.   Workshops begin Saturday, Febuary 20, 2016 10:00-1:00 pm, Alley behind Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Avenue, SD 92113, to select cars, with a meeting of the mentors and community leaders, and then the real work begins as every Saturday the young mechanics and racers meet to build the cars which are adorned with creative and humorous advertising from local business sponsors and donors.  First Race is Saturday, April 23, 2016 on Skyline Drive in front of O'Farrell Middle/High School, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Second Race is Saturday, May 28, 2016 on 22nd and Market Street. After qualifying heats in  May, the winners in various car categories proceed to the national finals.  Regardless of the outcome, a great time is had by all, speeches are made, donated refreshments consumed and the community spirit reinforced.

For more information contact George Williams at 619-264-6870, gcw@pazzaz.org  or James Justus 619-239-2208.


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