The Annual Malone University Davenport Derby was held Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. behind the Brehme Centennial Center on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.
Teams of Malone University students located old davenports and transformed them into racing machines, decorating them and themselves according to themes. Then they were off… competing for the coveted golden couch award. Placements were based upon categories such as “best costumes,” “most spirited,” and of course “fastest.”
The tradition is a throwback to an earlier tradition of bed races that once took place along 25th Street, soon after Malone relocated its campus from Cleveland to Canton in the mid-1950s.