A glass of lemonade never tasted sweeter than it did during the recent Dean and Deluca Golf Tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
The nonprofit Colonial Kids for a Cause opened its lemonade stand for the seventh year in a row and sold cold drinks to thirsty golfers and golf fans.
Thursday, the kids who ran and managed the stand were set to present a check for $50,677.00 to the KinderFrogs school at Texas Christian University, a preschool serving children with Down Syndrome and other developmental delays.
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Michelle Marlow, mom to the four boys who started the stand, said this year John Robinson, with the Amon Carter Foundation, came in with a big opportunity. He promised a $15,000 matching donation if the kids could raise $15,000.
So, the kids got busy selling lemonade, t-shirts and ribbons wrapped around trees in their Colonial Hills neighborhood and recruited sponsors. It all added up to $50,677, with $5,000 of it coming from the lemonade sales.
Marlow said in September, the kids will start planning for 2017. Agencies will be selected to give five-minute speeches to the kids explaining why their group should be the next beneficiary.