The Love Everybody Fund is proud to support the efforts of the Soap Box Derby of Culpepper, who are doing incredible things right in Big Kenny’s hometown. The Soap Box Derby promotes families working together and teaching children the basic tenets of hard work, the spirit of competition and the perseverance to continue a project to completion.
They’re in the process of building a world-class soapbox derby track facility–which is the largest of its kind on the east coast–and they need your help! Check out their website and donate on this page.
On this Tuesday night, July 19th, ESPN will debut an episode of their popular show E-60 about the Soap Box Derby. This documentary feature is set to highlight the phenomenal sport, the town of Culpepper and some dear friends of Big Kenny. Here are some words from friends, Steve, Todd and Michelle:
Another Great Reason To Say “I’m From Culpeper”…
by Steve Southard on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 9:26pm
From Todd and Michelle Brown
“ESPN will be airing our family’s Soap Box Derby documentary next Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 pm. The E-60 show will follow Sports Center.
Last year our son, Sean won the Soap Box Derby World Championship in the Super Stock Rally division. He did so in his sister, Carol Anne’s car. Carol Anne died the year before from suicide brought about by Bipolar Disorder.
Filmed last year, the ESPN documentary combines Sean’s victory with our family’s fight to bring attention to her illness. It also highlights Culpeper as a town that has embraced both our family and the Derby in a way that is quite unique. Tony Troilo and his sister Frankie Gilmore were interviewed extensively for the show and should help bring some local focus to the story.
Perhaps the show can help bring about more awareness of Bipolar Disorder and bring some well deserved attention to Culpeper as we embark on building one of the finest Soap Box Derby tracks in the country.”
Thanks Todd and Michelle. We love you and will be watching…