Whiz Kid: A 'Relay' Munchkin Contributes to Team's Success

Lemonade stand raises money for her Relay for Life team.

Whiz Kid of the Week

  • Name and Age: Natalie Bowman, age 6
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  • Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Natalie made fresh, hand-squeezed lemonade, which she sold at her lemonade stand to raise money for her team. 
  • Key to Awesomeness: This 6-year-old entrepreneur came up with a fundraising idea to help her Relay for Life team, Virginia Street Dermatology in Clearwater. About two months before the Dunedin Relay for Life at (May 6), Natalie made fresh, hand-squeezed lemonade, and sold it at a stand (along with some hot dogs) at her family's garage sale. "We sold a lot of lemonade," she said, dressed like a Munchkin from the "Wizard of Oz" to match the theme of her team's tent at the event. How much did she raise? She shrugged. "I guess ... $200, I guess," she said.

    Her father Danny Bowman said it was more like $47.

    The Virginia Street Dermatology office team, where her mother is a nurse practitioner, raised $13,150.

Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout or did your local soccer team take the championship? They could be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree. Nominate your Whiz Kid by emailing editor Katie Dolac at Kathryn.Dolac@patch.com.

John Dolac May 12, 2011 at 12:02 AM
Wow! 6 year old entreprenrurial talent and charitable too. Nice story.


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