Community Involvement

Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby

While continuing the Air Systems’ philosophy of building relationships, we also strive to help build the community by supporting and participating in the Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby.

The goals of the Soap Box Derby program have not changed since it began in 1934: to teach children and teens teamwork, perseverance, the spirit of competition, and basic construction skills.

The program includes opportunities for all children, including “super kids,” children with physical handicaps. Each super kid is paired with a non-handicapped child in a competitive racing event and they work as a team.

We offer financial, logistical, and manpower support to the Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby so that the children are able to create a race in the area and compete close to home. Our support early on in the program also allowed the Derby to bring super kids racing back to California. 

We house 20 of the cars on site for the children to use each year. We also host a one-day two-race event at our San Jose facility with full All-American Rally Points awarded at each race.

The next event will take place in May 2015.