All Proceeds to Benefit Local Schools through the Achieva Foundation
September 23, 2015 (Dunedin, Fla.) – For the sixth year in a row, hundreds of children – and some adults – will pilot handmade box cars down a gently sloping street in Downtown Clearwater to raise classroom grants for local schools. It’s all part of the Achieva Box Car Rally set for Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District. Registration to race in the event is open until October 1.
“This is authentic family fun, and it’s become one of our most popular community events,” said Achieva CEO Gary Regoli. “The participants are able to raise thousands of dollars that go directly into the classroom, and everyone has a great time doing it.” The day-long rally features food, music, face painting, balloons, children’s games, local merchant tables and more throughout the day.
Grants are awarded by the Achieva Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Corporation, and supported by a wide array of community sponsors. Over the past five years, Achieva’s Box Car Rally event has provided more than $115,000 in grants to Pinellas County classrooms, distributed through the Pinellas Education Foundation.
Entries will be accepted in both the Homemade and All-American Soap Box Derby Style car divisions this year in each of the six race classes:
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[if !supportLists]· [endif]Teen (ages 13-17)
[if !supportLists]· [endif]High School (high schools only)
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Adult (ages 18+)
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Corporate (businesses only)
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Awards will be given to first, second and third place in each race class, as well as first place in each of the following categories: Best in Show, Best Team Name, Best Team Theme (costumes), Best High School Car, Best Company Car, Most Original, Funniest Car and Most Outrageous.
For detailed information about the Achieva Box Car Rally including race registration information, box car specifications, rules and regulations and sponsorship information, please visit www.achievaboxcar.com.