Bringing families and
community together
one race at a time.
Parkersburg Soap Box Derby, Inc.
903 Camden Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101-5528
(304) 588-8074 (cell/text)

Derby News

Check this page often for updates on our progress in
bringing Soap Box Derby® Racing back to the Burg!

Top Stories

  • Tax-Exempts Status Granted
    July 3, 2024
    Today we received notice from the Internal Revenue Service that our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status has been approved and is retroactive to our incorporation date of February 22, 2024
  • Our Business License Arrived
    April 4, 2024
    In addition to our business license arriving today, we received our first donation from a Corporate Sponsor, West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union. Thank you!
  • PayPal Account Created and
    Startup Costs Fundraising Campaign Launched

    March 26, 2024
    PayPal recognized us as a valid charity and granted us permission to launch a campaign to raise funds for our startup costs.
  • Business License Applied For
    March 13, 2024
    Our application for a business license was submitted to the West Virginia Tax Department and we have been verbally authorized to begin officially conducting business while it is being approved.
  • Treasurer Appointed
    March 12, 2024
    Rylea Mercer has agreed to serve as our Treasurer and was duly appointed to that office.
  • New Directors Appointed
    March 6, 2024
    Cathy and Adrienne Kerr were appointed as Miss Soapbox Derby Directors and Aubrey and Jessica Mercer Powell were appointed as Fundraising Directors.
  • Bylaws Finalized
    March 1, 2024
    Our corporate bylaws were finalized and are awaiting Board approval.
  • Website Launched
    February 22, 2024
    We officially launched this website.
  • Articles of Incorporation Approved
    February 22, 2024
    The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office approved our application and Articles of Incorporation to form Parkersburg Soap Box Derby, Inc. as a non-profit corporation with Bob Mecer as President and Rick Sawyer as Vice President.
  • Articles of Incorporation Submitted
    February 21, 2024
    Our Articles of Incorporation were electronically filed with the Secretary of State.

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Page last updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2024 04:44 PM

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