Cm Box Car Racing

Special Races with Special Needs Children

aka Sunshine State Superkids   |   CLERMONT, FL   |  www.sunshinestatesuperkids.com

Mission

Providing children with disabilities and underprivileged children with an innovative adaptive sport and STEM program for free. Innovative fun programs for these special children.

Ruling year info

2014

Director

John Bomm

Main address

363 SKY VALLEY ST

CLERMONT, FL 34711 USA

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EIN

46-4854840

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sunshine State Superkids was developed out of a passion for soap box derby racing and children. We looked at what we can do for the children in Central Florida. We saw children that were not able to do much because of a disability, looked at what the parents of these children had in Medical Bills. The program then turned to looking at the children living in low income areas or in Homeless Shelters and added them to the program. After all of that we had to look at the children that were disrupted from their homes and now live in the Foster Group Homes, then added them to our program. As we have been looking at all this, we have been surprised with the number of children that are out there with in all these categories.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Soap Box Derby Races with Special Needs Children

Sunshine State Superkids was developed out of a passion for soap box derby racing and children. We looked at what we can do for the children in Central Florida. We saw children that were not able to do much because of a disability, looked at what the parents of these children had in Medical Bills. The program then turned to looking at the children living in low income areas or in Homeless Shelters and added them to the program. After all of that we had to look at the children that were disrupted from their homes and now live in the Foster Group Homes, then added them to our program. As we have been looking at all this, we have been surprised with the number of children that are out there with in all these categories.

We wanted to put a program together for all these children and their families. These families just do not have the funds to get involved with any type of programs because of the financial costs. Sunshine State Superkids was developed for all children to just come out and have fun for FREE. Our program also gave the Special Needs Children and siblings the opportunity to be involved together. With the concept of two seat soap box derby cars, both children can do something together bringing family together.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Sunshine State Superkids has developed an unique program for children, All children (children with disabilities, Homeless children, Foster Care children and just all children. Our program is FREE to the children, including cars, equipment and food for the day.
SSS does 8 events across Central Florida for the children.
This just a fun day out for the children.
The program runs from September until April. We do not have events over the summer because it is too hot for the children

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with physical disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with disabilities

Related Program

Soap Box Derby Races with Special Needs Children

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have only received 2 grants each of the last 2 years. Year 3 of the program we have received 4 Grants

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are a program where children, disabilities or not can come out for a day of fun together. The program is free and it gives families also the chance to take the children out for the day

Number of children that participate in the program. Number of children that are not able to play, as we give the chance to be involved. Number of children with disabilities come out.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with physical disabilities, People with vision impairments

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our program does not ask for money from the families. It is a totally FREE programs

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We wanted to put a program together for all these children and their families. These families just do not have the funds to get involved with any type of programs because of the financial costs. Sunshine State Superkids was developed for all children to just come out and have fun for FREE. Our program also gave the Special Needs Children and siblings the opportunity to be involved together. With the concept of two seat soap box derby cars, both children can do something together bringing family together.

Sunshine State Superkids strategy is simple. We work with all the organizations in the area to get children out to the events.
We want to continue the events for the children and work on adding more cities in Florida.

This type of race will consist of two seated cars. One seat will have a driver and the other will be a special needs child. The special needs child has an option of using the safety harnesses and all children must wear a race helmet. All children will receive trophies, medals or plagues for the day. Sunshine State Superkids has finished their second complete season with an average of 60+ children coming out to participate. The events for the 2018-2019 season will ben Orlando (September and March), Lakeland (October and April), Melbourne (November), Leesburg (December), Tampa (January), and Ocoee (February).

Sunshine State Superkids have overseen many changes over the short time we have been in existent. We have been able to get enough cars built from the generosity of the community and your foundation, by the beginning of the next season we will have over 30 cars for the children to use. Then with the cars being put together, we had to find cities to hold events. We now have cities and organizations call us to have these events in their cities. After all that, we had to be able to get the children to our events and for the 2017/2018 season we are averaging 60+ children at each event.
We are proud of what we have done in a short period. The future is nothing but forward and upward.

Financials

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Cm Box Car Racing

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Bomm

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/30/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data