Dear Potential Volunteers & Sponsors,

I'm proud to be a part of an organization that can provide a fun, family-oriented experience to such a wide range of people. Whether it be Super Kids races for special needs children, new driver training sessions starting at age 6, Challenger races for those new to the sport, competitive NDR rallies (includes practice/setup days), public fun days for the whole family, Sr. Adult races for those that are still young at heart, or the fun, fast-paced "Zero" Gravity Derby (ZGD) for both kids and adults that rewards consistency over speed. Cars are provided for all events, but you can bring your own to the NDR rallies and ZGD events.

Come experience the "Thrill of the Hill" and stay involved!

Rick Higginbotham, President
Greater Houston Soap Box Derby


Ways To Volunteer...

The best way to volunteer is to come to one of our events and help us out. Another way is to attend one of our monthly board meeting. 

We Need...
Race Day Volunteers 
for all of our events. No experience required. We do a basic Texas Dept. of Public Safety background check on all volunteers.

  • A great community service project for organizations.
  • Students can earn service hours while having fun.
Race Organizers/Officials to help us plan, manage, publicize and run events. Everyone is welcome to attend our Monthly Board Meetings. All meetings are open to everyone and are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 PM in Derby Barn/Office (NO meeting in December). 


Our Volunteer Goals...
# 1 – Help put on a safe, fair and organized races.
# 2 – Have fun.
# 3 – Meet some nice people.
# 4 – Learn what Derby racing is about--the kids!
# 5 – Have more fun.

Things you need to know…

  • Water is provided for all volunteers.
  • Concession stand is available or bring your own food and drinks. 
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
  • If you want to set up a rest area for yourself and/or your group, you may bring whatever you need.
  • Event Information 



  • Harris County Pct. 3 
  • H2B, Inc.

GHSBD welcomes both monetary and in-kind donations, and offers various sponsorship levels.  As a sponsor your organization will be recognized at events and through our social media campaigns. Corporate level sponsors get their name on the back of our GHSBD T-shirts. 

GHSBD was formed in 1994 as a charitable, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(C) 3 corporation and is run by volunteers for the benefit of today's youth. 

All funds that are contributed to the GHSBD organization go toward event costs, equipment, awards, sanctioning fees and insurance. 

Contact Us


Past Sponsors & Organizations: 

  • FedEx
  • Frost Bank
  • Houston AutoRama
  • Discount Awards
  • Walter P. Moore Engineers
  • Sam’s Clubs of Greater Houston
  • City of Houston
  • Highway Technologies
  • Dodson & Associates, Inc.
  • Turner Construction
  • BSA Crew 152
  • FMG Design, Inc.
  • Girls & Boys Club of Houston