Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Every year, spectators come to the Regions Tradition Celebrity Pro-Am to meet theirs. Little do they know the biggest heroes of the day may not be the celebrities or golfers. Instead, they may be children.
Just past the ninth hole tee box at Greystone, in front of the Kelley home, you will find a lemonade stand. These are not your average young entrepreneurs. They are out to raise money for Children’s of Alabama.
Since 2011, Children’s of Alabama has been the primary charitable beneficiary of the Regions Tradition. Between Children’s and other charities, the tournament has generated more than $5 million for a wide range of organizations.
But the dollars raised by these children might be some of the sweetest.
“They wanted to do this,” said proud mother Holly Lollar. “They have school on Thursday and Friday, but will be back over the weekend.”
This is the second year the children have set up the stand to raise money for Children’s. And between then and now, they can count names such as Nick Saban, Condoleezza Rice, Taylor Hicks and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin as customers.
So stop by, get a cool drink, and have something sweet … and thank the children for making a difference.