The varsity girls’ lacrosse team at Darlington School will sell lemonade for a good cause at the upcoming Clocktower Classic handcycling race.
Sales will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra Scott, who died in 2004 at age 8.
To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $25 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 80 research projects nationally.
“Scottish handcyclist Kenny Herriot will not be racing in the Classic this year because he is currently participating in the ‘Great Lemon Ride’ from San Francisco to New York on his handcycle to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand,” said Ann Hortman, event coordinator from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. “My daughter, Darlington junior Katherine Hortman, heard about Mr. Herriot’s efforts and wanted to do something to support ALSF, so she decided to get her lacrosse team involved.”
Darlington’s lemonade stand will be located in the parking lot behind Harvest Moon Café, which is also the start and finish line for the Clocktower Classic. The stand will be open April 24 from 5 p.m. until they sell out. Chick-fil-A donated the lemonade.
Darlington School will also hold the individual time trial for the event on April 22.