The Tanque Verde Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation is happy to announce the return of our STEM-education oriented fundraising event, the Tinker Verde Nerdy Derby. A “no-rules” Pinewood Derby, the Nerdy Derby will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2023 on the grounds of the Tucson Remote Control Club, 10801 E. Valencia Rd.. Engineers of all ages and experience are invited to build a Pinewood Derby car powered by whatever ingenious means they conceive of, and put it to test on the track. Along with the thrilling competition, kids will put their hands and minds to work in our STEM “Imagination Station”, parents will enjoy the beer garden, everyone will enjoy an air show, and our TVUSD schools will benefit from investment on all four campuses.

We hope you will consider supporting TVF as a corporate sponsor for the 2023 Nerdy Derby. As a corporate partner, you will have the opportunity to interact personally with our wide audience of community supporters as well as enter your own ingenious vehicles in the Derby itself.  Each level of corporate sponsorship offers our partners broad exposure to our Tanque Verde community, with virtual presence in all media as well as physical presence at the Derby with a booth in the “Pit Zone”. Supporting the Nerdy Derby is an opportunity for your business to connect with the engineers of the future.

TVF is dedicated to enhancing the education of all TVUSD students by funding innovative programs and material needs to properly equip our students for current and future success. With the dramatic cuts in state funding our schools have experienced over the last ten years, TVF has served an essential role to ensure our students receive the resources they need to learn and grow. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to TVF are tax-deductible.

To access our sponsorship forms, click here, or submit your information using the form below and a volunteer will respond. To select your level of sponsorship and submit your donation, click here. To contact us, please email Thank you again for your support of TVF.