Philadelphia Lone Star FC is proud to announce that Alex's Lemonade Stand will be at all our women's home games for our inaugural season in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL).
Fans of all ages will be encouraged to purchase lemonade with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) which is a pediatric cancer charity founded by Alexandra " Alex" Scott.
When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.
In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Their mission is simple: to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
"Working with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a great opportunity for our organization to give back to a foundation with a mission we all support. The work Alex did in her lifetime is an inspiration to us all. We are grateful and honored to work with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and thankful for all their help in making this happen," said Charlie Flowe, head coach of Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women.
For more information on Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, please visit their website at https://www.alexslemonade.org where you can also donate.
Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women begin their inaugural season in the WPSL this weekend at OPSA Magic (MD) on Friday and Old Dominion Cesena (VA) on Saturday.
Our Women's team home opener is on Saturday, June 8th at 5pm when they welcome CAFC Osprey (DE) before hosting again on Sunday, June 9th at 4pm against Old Dominion Cesena (VA). All home games played at South Philadelphia Super Site.
Home (WPSL schedule)
Saturday, June 8th at 5:00 PM vs. CAFC Ospreys
Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 PM vs. Old Dominion Cesena
Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00 PM vs. OPSA Magic
Saturday, June 29th at 3:30 PM vs. Philly Fever
Season tickets and single-game tickets are available and can be purchased at: https://www.philadelphialonestarfc.com/tickets.
Photo Credit: Alex's Lemonade Stand