Palm Beach Skate Zone Grants Third Grader’s Birthday Wish

Loyal Binks Forest Elementary School business partner Palm Beach Skate Zone went all out to help a Binks Forest student have the best birthday ever.

Binks Forest third grader Hannah Teebagy wanted to continue her tradition of raising money for charitable causes instead of receiving birthday gifts. After scheduling her ninth birthday party for Jan. 11 at the Palm Beach Skate Zone, the staff there sprang into action. They wanted to make Teebagy’s birthday a huge success and ensure that she was able to raise the most money she could for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a charity established by a young cancer patient who set up a lemonade stand to raise money for pediatric cancer research and awareness.

Palm Beach Skate Zone’s Catering Manager Tim Shepley worked around the clock tending to every party detail, and even set up a lemonade stand at the party, the proceeds of which he contributed to Hannah’s fundraising efforts. Inspired by Teebagy’s hope to use her birthday as a way to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from cancer, Palm Beach Skate Zone established a permanent “Alex’s Lemonade Stand.” From that day forward, half the proceeds from sales of lemonade sold there will go directly to the charity.

Palm Beach Skate Zone also extended an invitation for Teebagy to partner with them for all her future birthdays to continue their fundraising efforts for this worthy cause. Teebagy raised $1,500 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Skate Zone sponsors the Binks Forest reading counts program.

ABOVE: Hannah Teebagy