AKRON, Ohio – For the 10th consecutive year, Akron-based Skycasters will donate satellite internet and equipment to live stream the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. The event is Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Derby Downs. There will be a link to the live webcast at aasbd.soapboxderby.org
“Skycasters has been an excellent partner for the past 10 years,” said Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive officer of International Soap Box Derby. “We are extremely grateful for its contribution of satellite internet equipment and service that support our live webcast of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, enabling fans and racer families who are not at Derby Downs to watch the race real-time.”
The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculums, and other community-focused activities. The Derby’s Core Values and Drivers include: Youth Education and Leadership Development; Family Engagement and Enrichment; Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Teamwork and Collaboration; Mentoring; Volunteerism; and Commitment to Community. The Derby’s two youth initiatives are the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby racing program and the STEM-based Education Program, which provides educational opportunities for K-12 youth worldwide through Soap Box Derby racing. The Derby dates back to 1934, when the first All-American race was held in Dayton, Ohio. For more information, visit www.soapboxderby.org.
As the oldest and largest facilities-based VSAT reseller, Skycasters brings affordable broadband satellite internet access, satellite VPN equipment, mobile satellite internet, and corporate data services to all types of organizations, including rural and underserved business locations. The company provides broadband satellite internet access and data service to thousands of business, government, educational and nonprofit users in the United States and abroad. Learn more at www.skycasters.com.