Inaugural Pinewood Derby

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NBA hosted its very first Pinewood Derby! Contestants entered the race individually or with teams, and every car had a theme (bonus points for the people who coordinated a costume to go with their cars). In total, there were 32 entries. Many employees saw this event as a golden opportunity to showcase their creative talents, planning out their designs weeks in advance. For others, this was a testament to the phrase “procrastination at its finest” as they quickly assembled their cars and theme ideas the night before the big day. Regardless of the timeline, it’s safe to say that every car was a masterpiece.

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Competition quickly heated up on the track (literally…one car emitted sparks). Luckily for the participants, there were plenty of awards to go around: Fastest, Slowest, Most Unfortunate Looking, Best Looking and People’s Choice.

1st Place Award   Nick and Derek Hill

1st Place Award

Nick and Derek Hill

2nd Place Award   Nancy Monroe and Dianne Tapleshay

2nd Place Award

Nancy Monroe and Dianne Tapleshay

3rd Place Award   Kyle Maharajh

3rd Place Award

Kyle Maharajh

“Slooooooowest” Award   Victor Kirsch and Michael Bailey

“Slooooooowest” Award

Victor Kirsch and Michael Bailey

“Most Unfortunate Looking” Award   Caroline Roy and AEon McNeal

“Most Unfortunate Looking” Award

Caroline Roy and AEon McNeal

“People’s Choice” Award   Tyler Burns and Debra Milline

“People’s Choice” Award

Tyler Burns and Debra Milline

“Best Looking” Award   Bradley Green, Grace Kim and Reisha Allport-Marie

“Best Looking” Award

Bradley Green, Grace Kim and Reisha Allport-Marie

Thank you to everyone who participated, and a big shout out to Cub Scout Pack 571 for letting NBA borrow their 40-foot long derby track! You can check out more pictures from the event below:

Lauren KowalskiCulture, All