Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

The International Soap Box Derby in Akron has received an $11,665 grant from Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation to buy a six-passenger golf cart for the 2018 season.

The golf cart will be used to shuttle individuals from parking areas and shuttle stops.

“Adding this golf cart to our shuttle routes will allow us to provide great customer service for our guests and meaningful experiences for the Akron community to enjoy,” President and CEO Mark Gerberich said in a prepared statement. “With the expanding number of participants and events hosted at Derby Downs, we need additional transportation options for mobility-challenged guests at the track. Some guests have disabilities, while others are simply challenged by the distance or steepness of our grounds.”