The Rotary Club's of Sammamish and Issaquah will be hosting the Challenge Series Race on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
It will take place at the Issaquah Community Center.
Together with Life Enrichment Options (LEO), the Rotary Club's of Sammamish and Issaquah will sponsor a Soapbox Derby type race for the physically and mentally challenged youth in our community. The event allows participants to experience the fun and thrills of a Soapbox Derby race.
The race cars are 7' long and 29" wide and each car holds 2 children. The driver is an appropriately trained 11-13 year old volunteer; the co-driver is a special child. Lunch is provided for participants and their families following the race.
For the race, two youngsters climb into the seat of a sleek Soapbox Derby car which has been thoroughly checked out in an extensive safety check program prior to the race. With the slam of the starting gate, the car's wheels begin to turn. The cars, propelled by gravity, race down a blocked-off street in Issaquah and come to a safe stop with the onboard brakes applied by the volunteer child. What an exhilarating thrill for both!
By the end of the day, everyone is a winner! Cheer them on, volunteer or both! Contact Kristina Williams firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or to become a sponsor of this wonderful event!