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Kids support Project Mobility with lemonade stand in Geneva

The Multisport Madness Triathlon Team hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for Project Mobility. The lemonade stand took place Thursday in downtown Geneva.
The Multisport Madness Triathlon Team hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for Project Mobility. The lemonade stand took place Thursday in downtown Geneva.

GENEVA – With a Starbucks a few doors away, 9-year-old Zoe Schirtzinger knew the lemonade stand she was manning Thursday for the Multisport Madness Triathlon Team faced some competition.

But she and her teammates were holding their own: with about 15 minutes left of the four-hour sale, they had run out of lemonade and were low on cookies.

“It’s going really good,” Zoe said.

Members of MMTT set up shop in front of Geneva Running Outfitters to continue efforts the Andelman family of St. Charles started last week in conjunction with the team’s goal of raising money for Project Mobility.

“What is more fun than a lemonade stand?” mother Dana Andelman said.

The 50-cent refreshments last week generated more than $300 for Project Mobility, a St. Charles-based nonprofit that aims to provide adaptive bikes to disabled children and adults.

“Social media helps,” Andelman said.

Thursday, MMTT members and some friends added to that initial lemonade revenue by asking pedestrians in downtown Geneva to support their mission.

“It makes me feel really good when I help people,” 8-year-old Marley Andelman said.

Tammy Simmons of Project Mobility brought an adaptive bike to the lemonade sale so the children could see what they were raising money for. Andelman said the team will select which child gets the bike their fundraising pays for.

“They’re having a blast,” Andelman said.

Visit www.projectmobility.org for information about Project Mobility.

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