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Kid-Genius Raises Thousands for Charity Meals

7-year-old Mensa member organizes charity



    Kid-Genius Raises Thousands for Charity Meals
    Lourcey Family

    by Bruce Felps

    Evidently, when 7-year-old William Lourcey puts his mind to something - that something gets accomplished.

    No wonder, really. The kid’s a prodigy Mensa member so he’s got smarts on his side. He also has determination.

    Lourcey, of Fort Worth, organized a charitable group called Friends Reaching Our Goals, or FROGs — hey, the boy might be a 7-year-old genius but he’s still a 7-year-old boy — that helps put food on the tables of hungry people in Tarrant County.

    During the fall, FROGs raised $3,000 for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, and that money provided 12,000 meals, during a campaign called Hits and Kicks. Sponsors donated $1 for every hit a FROG registered during a softball game and $1 for every goal scored in soccer, so these guys are the rare combination of smart-jock.

    Now Lourcey and his 10 amphibious friends are in the midst of a food drive, again for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. This drive seems a bit more straightforward — donate a can of food and no one gets outsmarted.

    Way to go, William, you have a good head on your shoulders.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He could have been a Mensa member … except for that smart thing.