Sturgis Motorcycle Rally praises boy, 8, who runs ‘DONATIONS ONLY’ lemonade stand
An 8-year-old’s charity lemonade stand became Sturgis Motorcycle Rally riders’ favorite stop.
Last year, Wyatt Dennis, now 8, opened a roadside lemonade stand to earn a little cash for a Lego set. By the end of the day, as per Fox News, the boy had earned the money he needed, plus $200 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
This year, the young entrepreneur decided to give the lemonade stand another shot. And to his surprise, it has become a popular attraction at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
As for the profits, Wyatt said:
“So now, 50% goes to college, 30% goes to St. Jude and the rest goes to — last year it was Legos, this year it’s a dirt bike.”
Thanks to a stranger, who posted about Wyatt’s lemonade stand on Facebook, the boy was able to raise $4,500 for the children’s hospital.
Derek Swain, the stranger who helped the child’s mission to go viral on social media, wrote:
“If you are traveling between Rapid City and Sturgis on your bike, stop by the Tilford road exit!! There is a motorcycle loving little boy who is giving away free lemonade and water to any and every one. Please stop by and give him a huge thank you and show off your rides!!! The lemonade is DELICIOUS!!!! Also, tip the damn kid, it’s hot out, and he’s gonna need to start saving now for that Harley..”
Swain, whose post gained over 30,000 reactions and was shared more than 64,000 times, also noted that Wyatt is “helping a family friend accomplish a $5000 goal for St Judes this year,” adding:
“Get out there and support a kid doing some good in this world.”
The Sturgis rally will continue through next Sunday, August 15.