Courtney Isabella Memorial Sportsmanship Award Winners

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The Courtney Isabella Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to provide post high school educational awards to children that embody the Soap Box Derby sportsmanship ideals that were displayed by Courtney Isabella.

The Courtney Isabella Sportsmanship Award is presented to a driver in the local All American race who exemplifies the highest standards of sportsmanship during the race day as voted on by the Board of Directors.

Courtney Isabella, age 11, died suddenly in October of 2005 as a result of a viral infection. At the age of two, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her brief life was constantly wrought with pain that was at times unbearable. Courtney tried to participate in many team sports that other children normally do. Unfortunately, her disease limited her physical capabilities. There were two activities that Courtney eventually fell in love with; dancing and Soap Box Derby racing. For four years Courtney raced her car, never finishing first, but always being competitive. She enjoyed the bond of racing with the many friends she met. Her presence at a track brightened the day for all involved. Courtney would capture everyone’s heart with her radiant smile and her positive attitude toward the sport of racing.

She was the 2004 recipient of the Keystone Racing Association’s Sportsmanship Award. With these attributes, she was a true champion.


Indian Valley Soap Box Association (IVSBA) in partnership with The Keystone Rally Association, will award an educational scholarship each fall, beginning in 2006, to a child racing in the Keystone Rally circuit.

Scholarships awarded to date: $14,250

If you would like to make a donation to the fund, please make a check payable to:

Courtney Isabella Memorial Scholarship Fund (CIMSF)
c/o IVSBA
P.O. Box 64573
Souderton, PA 18964

IVSBA is a 501(c)3 organization. Please consult with your tax advisor on the deductibility of your donation.


2012 Winner

Courtney winner Justin reed

2012 Courtney Isabella Memorial Sportsmanship Award Winner, Justin Reed.

2009 Winner



2009 Courtney Isabella Memorial Sportsmanship Award Winner, Marc Sine and his parents.
The award is being presented by the Isabella family. In addition to then plaque, Marc will
receive a $1000 College Scholarship, courtesy of the Courtney Isabella Memorial Scholarship
Fund.

2008 Winner



2008 Courtney Isabella Sportsmanship Award Winner Oliver Miller and his
parents. Oliver was also the first recipient of a $1000 college scholarship,
courtesy of the Courtney Isabella Memorial Scholarship Fund.



Tarah Isabella presents the 2008 Courtney Isabella Memorial Sportsmanship
Award to Oliver Miller.

2007 Winner



2007 Courtney Isabella Memorial Sportsmanship Award Winner, Mitchell
Miller. Presentation made my Tony, Michele and Tarah Isabella.

2006 Winner




2006 Courtney Isabella Memorial Sportsmanship Award Winner, Kara Sachs.
Presentation made by Tarah Isabella.



Indian Valley Soap Box Association would like to thank Bux Mont Awards for donating the Courtney Isabella Sportsmanship Award plaque each year.