Pushcart Derby

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Date: Saturday, June 15 
Time: 8:00am-1:00pm

Click here for the Registration Form – Fill out completely and return to Amy Pitzer by email apitzer@normal.org or mail 101 E. Beaufort St. Normal, IL 61761

Gather your friends and family for the 3rd Annual CDM Pushcart Derby on Saturday, June 15, 2019! The Children’s Discovery Museum will once again partner with Illinois State University’s Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology for this annual fundraiser powered by STEAM.

Teams of youth (3rd – 8th grade) will begin the day with a workshop led by ISU and Museum educators. Implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math within the design process, teams will use this time to construct their unique carts and prepare for the challenge ahead.

Afterwards, teams will test their designs and race to the finish in the road course derby. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. 

Construction supplies will be provided. All you have to bring is your love of learning and plenty of muscle power! Teams consist of 7-10 youth.

Proceeds from the fundraising event will support the Museum’s mission – enabling the expansion of programs, creation of exhibits, continuation of outreach initiatives and scholarship provision for disadvantaged youth.


Opportunities are now available for the 2019 Event. Please, contact Amy Pitzer at apitzer@normal.org for more information.

2018 Sponsors

Grandstand Sponsor

Pit Stop Sponsor 

Parts and Supply Sponsor

Commerce Bank Logo with green lettering and a green globe

Winner's Circle Sponsor

WSP logo with red font
IFB Brand Logo

Cart Sponsors

AB Hatchery and Garden Center
Afni, Inc
CDM Foundation Board Members

Pitcrew Upgrade- Team Sponsors

Gingerbread House Toy Store
Ruth and Gary Kuipers 
Casey's General Store 

Media Sponsor