Six area Chambers of Commerce, including the North Coast Chamber of Commerce - which supports Avon and Avon Lake, banded with the recently opened Joe Firment Chevrolet in Avon for the Race to Scouting Corporate Pinewood Derby Race.
The “Power of More” consortium made up of six area Chambers and Joe Firment Chevrolet in Avon participated in the event that drew support from local businesses and families to benefit kids of Scouting.
In the end, it was Pack 334 who took the honors, besting every corporate racing car.
A block of wood, four nails, a set of plastic wheels and some childhood creativity is all that is needed for a cub scout to compete in the pine wood derby race. The items are included in the pinewood derby kits.
During the annual event, Cub Scouts open kits, head into design mode and transform the materials into cars allowed to weigh no more than 5 ounces. Cars, and their owners, then compete in pinewood derbies.
The Corporate event racers went against the top four cub scouts from the earlier race held in the Joe Firment show room Jan. 12. Despite a valiant effort from the corporate crews, in the end Ben Tyson from Cub Scout Pack 334 won both the Cub Scout Derby as well as the Corporate event beating more than 40 Corporate race teams.
Firment brothers, Jim, Paul and Tom opened their showroom to the scouts and their families. The brothers were scouts themselves, but as one of Avon’s newest businesses, were interested supporting the community and area fellow chamber-member companies.
The event drew a standing room-only crowd. Firment provided 500 printed programs, each with a coupon for a free oil change in support for scouting.
In addition to the North Coast Chamber, the “Power of More” also includes North Olmsted Chamber of Commerce, North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, Olmsted Chamber of Commerce and the West Shore Chamber of Commerce.