Waipahu Team Takes First In Lemonade Competition
Three Waipahu siblings took first place (high school division) in Lemonade Alley’s annual competition April 11. The friendly contest is a BizGym Foundation program that teaches keiki business, financial literacy and philanthropic skills. According to BizGym, Lemonade Alley embodies its mission: profit to share.
(from left) BizGym founder Steve Sue, Sarah Champayn, BrayDn and Ethan Wyatt Look, and American Savings Bank corporate communications and community advancement manager Michelle Bartell hold up Hale O Wai Lemi’s winning check at the April 11 Lemonade Alley competition at Pearlridge Center’s Toys “R” Us parking lot.
Siblings Ethan Wyatt, Sarah Champayn and LonDyn Sydney Look (who made up team Hale O Wai Lemi) won over judges with their homemade signature lemonades in flavors including li hing mui and mango.
As winners of the ninth – 12th grade division, they not only earned $1,000 in cash, but also were able to donate all proceeds from their lemonade sales to their charity of choice: Music For All.
“We weren’t sure if we could pull it off (registering at such a late date), but our little brother Ethan Wyatt really wanted to do it … Our only plan was to raise donations for Music For All to fund a Hawaii scholarship,” said Sarah Champayn. “The response that day was tremendous, and we started to understand how impactful we could be, both with our lemonade business and with our foundation.”
In fact, the Looks started Malama Music Foundation and are working to partner with national organization Music for All. (Follow Malama Music Foundation on social media or email MalamaMusicFoundation@gm ail.com.) Music for All and Malama Music Foundation seem like natural paths for the siblings to take.
“We’ve always been connected, especially through music,” explained Sarah Champayn.