Lemonade Alley 2017 Contest Just Got Easier

by | Feb 14, 2017 | Alley News, Contest Tips

Lemonade Alley 2017 Contest Just Got Easier

Participating in the seventh annual Lemonade Alley kid-biz contest is much easier than in previous years.

Gone are the days when students and their families had to construct lemonade stands, pull tents out of storage and haul everything to the main competition venue.

Starting this year, Lemonade Alley provides just about everything. This includes six-foot tables for all contestants and a huge tent to keep everyone cool and comfortable. All that teams need to bring are table dressings, signage and ingredients for their creative lemon drink concoctions.

No more sore backs. No more splinters. MORE fun, music and excitement for competitors and spectators alike.

Not sure what’s involved in a kid-biz contest?

Lemonade Alley will conduct three workshops scheduled for March 11, 18 and 25 to get students and their families up to speed. You’ll learn from the best, including winners from previous years.

Sponsored by the nonprofit BizGym Foundation, Lemonade Alley is a friendly competition that helps local K-12 students gain entrepreneurial skills while competing for prizes and collecting money for their favorite charities.

In its previous six years of operations, Lemonade Alley brought together a total of 138 teams that raised more than $57,000 to support 36 charities. This is in keeping with the contest mantra: “Profit to Share!”

The 2017 event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Pearlridge Center in Aiea. Teams comprised of two to five students in three age categories will sell lemon drinks to the public and enthusiastically pitch their business plans to a panel of judges.

Who can Participate?

Families, schools and companies are invited to put together teams. Nonprofit groups that enter teams can use Lemonade Alley as a fundraiser for their worthy causes. It’s a great way to share your story with the community while engaging donors, building teamwork and boosting morale.

Sponsors are invited to participate by helping cover expenses and donating prizes. In the process, you’ll encourage students to learn business basics and appreciate the importance of philanthropy.

Space is limited for contestants and slots are going fast. Contact Ronalyn Reyes (808.699.1807 or help@lemonadealley.com) for more information.  Register your team today by visiting www.lemonadealley.com. The entry fee is only $25. It couldn’t be easier!