|02/23/11 - Georges and Graves bring Lemonade Day to South Louisiana|
NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 23, 2011) – Today, Georges Enterprises’ CEO John Georges and Raising Cane’s CEO Todd Graves were joined by All-Star Hornets Point Guard Chris Paul and Saints Owner/Executive Vice President Rita Benson LeBlanc to announce that National Lemonade Day is coming to South Louisiana. Chris Paul and Rita Benson LeBlanc will serve as spokespersons for this major youth initiative.
Lemonade Day, which will be held on Saturday, May 7, is a free, community wide program that fosters entrepreneurship and character development among South Louisiana's youth by supporting them in establishing and operating their own lemonade businesses. Young entrepreneurs are provided with free, detailed support materials, such as an Entrepreneur Workbook, Marketing Tips and the Caring Adult Guide, to help them establish their lemonade stand. These “lemonaders” are advised to spend a little, save a little and share a little, donating a portion of their profits to a local charity of choice. After covering their expenses and paying back their investors, children are encouraged to open a youth savings account. There is no registration fee for youngsters to participate. (read more)