Fort Worth

Lemonade Sales Add Up to Big Donation

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.

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.

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