DQ announces Blue Soap Box Derby Racers

Community, News

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby’s Brian Higgins and Mike Sullivan were on hand at DQ Grill and Chill on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, to showcase the DQ racing car.

Cilla Cipola, DQ owner, helped children ages 7-11 get signed up for an entry to drive the DQ car in the upcoming April 27 race at Fannin Middle School.

Though Cipolo aided numerous kids, only six could be chosen for the car. At the end of the day, the lucky six were selected for the upcoming race day via a random draw.

The lucky winners were Jonathan Jones, Kylan Dover, Gavin Beadburn, Cason Roper, Addyson Beadburn, and Ciara Harper.

Kylan Dover tries out the DQ racing car

FYN offers congratulations to these lucky six winners and we can’t wait to see you on race day!

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or email advertise@FetchYourNews.com.

Author

WFES STEM class builds Soap Box Derby car

Community, West Fannin Elem

Mike Sullivan, WFES Principle Lucas Roof, Brian Higgins

West Fannin Elementary School’s ALPHA class had the opportunity to build a soapbox derby car from a kit provided by Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby founders Brian Higgins and Mike Sullivan.

Higgins and Sullivan brought to the STEM lab an unfinished car kit. The young men and women of the ALPHA class assembled the car with their guidance; drilling the holes, attaching screws to attach the pre-cut pieces together, gluing some pieces for added stability.

Filled with excitement at the team completion, Principal Lucas Roof allowed some students to ride the car down a hallway with Ms. Patterson supervising.

Tucker Rhodes, Brady Payne, Alexandria Banks, and Alexandria Cooks were excited to be able to drive the car down the hall. Rhodes had acquired permission from Roof to allow those students to ride down the hall in the newly built car.

Tucker Rhodes

Alexandria Cooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brady Payne

Alexandria Banks

 

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby’s mission is “To provide Fannin County residents a family-centered event and directing all profits towards STEM Education in Fannin County Schools.”

The race will commence on April 27, 2019, in the Fannin Middle School parking lot, beginning at 10 a.m..

Car kits are available by contacting Sullivan or Higgins at BRSoapBoxDerby@gmail.com.

 

The next Soap Box Derby event before the race will be held at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill on March 27, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. DQ patrons will be able to view a previously built derby car.

 

According to the Derby’s Facebook page, “Derby officials will be on hand to answer questions. The official rules and registration forms will be available. Among the registrations filled out and turned in at this event, six (6) will be randomly selected and completely paid for by Dairy Queen!”

Mark your calendars for both dates!

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit advertise@FetchYourNews.com

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBlueRidgeSoapBoxDerby/events/?ref=page_internal

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBlueRidgeSoapBoxDerby/events/?ref=page_internal

Author

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby set for Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Seeking Corporate Sponsors

Community, News

CEO Mike Sullivan and CFO Brian Higgins of Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Ltd., is hosting a community event on Saturday, April, 27, 2019, at Fannin Middle School.

Higgins, guest speaker at a recent Rotary Blue Ridge weekly meeting explained, “We are working with (Fannin) Boys & Girls club to allow them to race for free by building car kits previously purchased. Kits can be purchased for $150. People can sponsor a car for a child. We are offering car kits to the general public for a fee of $200. We are also offering a Corporate Class Sponsorship for businesses. We have three of our top five sponsor slots filled. Each sponsor is in his/her own category as to not have any competition between companies. We need 2 more!”

Sullivan pointed out the Derby will be:

  • Donating 100% of all money raised after the bills are paid will go to the Fannin County School System; specifically West Fannin’s STEM program.
  • Working on getting a Special Needs group together. They will ride in tandem cars with a driver so they can experience the race.

To become a Corporate Sponsor or to donate a car kit, please contact Mike Sullivan (919-273-8315, palledine@hotmail.com) or Brian Higgins (706-455-9829, woodworkingace@yahoo.com).

Car kit fully built

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby CEO Mike Sullivan and CFO Brian Higgins speak at weekly Rotary Club meeting.

Rotary Blue Ridge meets in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room 12 p.m.  Tuesdays. The Chamber is located at 152 Orvin Lance Dr, Suite A, Blue Ridge, GA.

Someone sitting in the shade is because someone planted a tree long ago.” Les Brown

FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit advertise@FetchYourNews.com

 

Author

FetchYourNews.com - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

News - Videos - TV - Marketing - Website Design - Commercial Production - Consultation

Search

FetchYourNews.com - Citizen Journalists - A place to share “Your” work. Send us “Your” information or tips - 706.276.NEWs (6397) 706.889.9700 chief@FetchYourNews.com

Back to Top