The Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby thanks the Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia, MO., for its help and support dating back to our very first race on September 26, 1938. Without the dedication of its members, and the generous financial support, this project could not happen. The Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Association is proud of its partnership with such an outstanding civic organization. Your support of the Downtown Optimist Club Christmas tree and Koeze Nut sales helps make this event possible.

To find out more about the Downtown Optimist Club or the other Optimist Clubs here in Columbia/Mid-Missouri, click on the following link: