The Soapbox Derby is designed to encourage families to build the cars from kits and a sheet of plywood together. However as with all Military life, the father cannot always be present due to deployments. When this happens Moms must assume the role of the absent father. In one family’s case, the son desperately wanted to race but the mom had no idea how to build a car or even where to start. In an incredible show of community support, a construction company that works on base offered to help build the car for the boy. Their manager would stop by and tell us about how these tough construction men would get together with this boy, and he completely melted their hearts. Together they designed the car, built it, and painted it so that he could race during the Soapbox Derby. The construction worker’s only regret was that the car was too small for them to test themselves.
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