Entrepreneurship and Sports Business

Donors help after girl's stand shut down at track

May 21, 2013

A 10-year-old girl has raised much more money for a charity than she expected after her lemonade stand was shut down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Morgen Morris said she had a line of customers during Saturday's Indy 500 qualifications day when a track employee told her she had to shut down. Morgen was at the speedway as part of Lemonade Day activities that teach children about running a business.

Speedway spokesman Doug Boles told WTHR-TV that shutting down her stand was a mistake that he blames on miscommunication.

Morgen told WIBC-FM that the speedway has given $500 to her American Heart Association charity and that two other donors have given her $750 more. She said she's learned to be prepared for anything when it comes to business.

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