Soap Box Derby fundraiser for Casa Hogar July 23!

The thrill of a Soap Box Derby, as a fundraiser for the José Dávalos Valdivia (Casa Hogar) Home for the Elderly, is set to take place Saturday, July 23rd at 5 p.m. on Calle Campeche (on the slope toward the Mirador).soap

Santiago Ruiz, Casa Hogar Board President and principal organizer of the event, remarked the goal of the race is to create a family event through community participation while raising funds to help cover expenses for work to improve emergency facilities at the home.

The race consists of “soap box” cars without an engine that can be pushed, and which may be made out of material including large plastic trash cans, shells from other vehicles, metal, or any material that will help move the vehicle down the hill to the finish line.

13417522_1063765843661292_3654831615270664851_nThe derby cars, piloted by up to two people, will be timed as they race two at a time. The fastest cars will then compete in a race for first place.

Prizes will be handed out to the first three places, as well as to the “funniest” car. Awards consist in prizes that also promote sponsors and include certificates for boat rides, restaurants, groceries, and spa treatments, among other services.

There are already more than 10 vehicles registered for the race, with participation coming from Sonoyta, San Luis, Caborca, and Puerto Peñasco.

Registration for teams of up to 5 people is open through Friday, July 22nd. The cost is 400 pesos per team and slots are still available.

Contact Santiago for information and to register: 638 384 6166

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