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Sunshine State Superkids is Coming Again

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1:56 am

Pictured are visually impaired children from the last event in Orlando. They both drove during the day.

We are a traveling soap box derby event for the children with disabilities, and the program is free to all children. We will be the Manheim Auto Auction at 8025 Fl. Hwy 33 Lakeland April 13. Sunshine State Superkids and Norelli Family Foundation have put together a program that brings everything out for the children to race. We will have all the cars, helmets, ramps, drinks and food (mini muffins and pizza) for the day.
This program was developed first for the families who have children with disabilities and crazy medical bills. We thought we could make a difference in the children’s life and the family, even if was once or twice a year. Then the program looked at all the children sitting in foster care, so we call all the foster group homes and foster groups to come out to be part of the day. This program opens the door for the families that have a child that has disabilities and siblings a chance to do something together. The program looks for drivers from the age of 7 years old to 18 years old and the child with disabilities is open.
The cars have 2 seats for a driver and passenger. They are built to open in half for a child in a wheel chair. We also carry extra wheel chairs so someone does not need to run back and forth with their chair. All the cars are equipped with 4 pt. race harnesses on the passenger side of the car, if there is a child that can not sit up with out help. We also have head rests in the trailer for the child that needs one to hold their heads up. We have tried to make this very safe for all the children able to participate, we include all the helmets.
This is a fun day out for the children and families. The smiles, laughter and giggles are heart-warming and this is why we do this. With the help of Norelli Family Foundation and many local community companies have supported Sunshine State Superkids, we can give your community this event.
If you would like more information, please contact John (Director) at 352-988-5449 or email We have sponsorship information on the website, get involved with our program.