Groups look to raise funds for charity with world’s largest lemonade standWritten by Emily Gibb | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Local organizations are looking for sponsors to help them set the Guinness World Record for Longest Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer cures and affected families.
Northcoast University’s Department of Standing Ovations and The Bake-a-Difference Foundation for Childhood Cancer are organizing the event June 11 and offering incentives for companies, organizations and individuals who submit the $250 sponsorship fee early.
If it is before April 1, the fee is $200 and if it is before May 1, the fee is $225.
Sponsors do not need to be present for the event, but they will have their names displayed on the front of the stand and receive a certified copy of the Guinness World Records Certificate, a commemorative photo with kids serving lemonade by their sponsored table, their name on the back of the T-shirt if the fee is in by May 5 and the opportunity to include information or giveaways in gift bags.
The money raised will go to the Bake-a-Difference Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raise money to help find a cure for childhood cancers, said coordinator David Justus.
Justus helped form Bake-a-Difference in honor of his son, who died from childhood cancer, after wishing for a way to feed families going through what theirs did.
This is the first event for the new organization, which plans to provide gift cards to families to use for food, gas or whatever they need, Justus said.
The lemonade stand will be more than a quarter-mile long and will operate for at least eight hours inside the Lucas County Rec Center, he said.
A quarter-mile long lemonade stand that will take 165 8-foot long tables, approximately 650 gallons of lemonade and 300 pounds of ice, according to The Lemonade Stand, a blog related to Northcoast University’s attempt for the longest lemonade stand.
There is a softball tournament at the Rec Center that day, so the organization is hoping for thirsty softball players and other attendees, with a turnout of up to 5,000 people expected, Justus said.