Home Life and Arts Rev up for Homecoming week’s Soap Box Derby

Rev up for Homecoming week’s Soap Box Derby

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Since 1967, Bobcats have been suiting up and showing out for Homecoming week’s Soap Box Derby.

Sponsored by Student Association for Campus Activities, the derby is one of Texas State’s oldest traditions.

Student organizations, Greek life and residence halls come together to compete for the winning title.

Rigo Gutierrez, coordinator for campus activities, said the October event invites Bobcats to race the day away in homemade soapboxes.

The one-person cars are made of wood or plastic with no motor.

“It’s a really fun event because it’s high-energy. It’s very American,” Gutierrez said. “Being able to bring it to campus is really fun.”

Alexandra Puryear, former pride and traditions coordinator, said the derby welcomes a diverse group of people.

“It brings all the students, alumni, faculty and staff to one place, so we always love it because we feel like we’re able to get the whole community together,” Puryear said.