Meet the boy behind Bradley’s Beverage Bonanza

6-year-old raising money to support kids with cancer

Bradley Roberts has a busy first week of summer vacation. After his kindergarten graduation at Coral Ridge Elementary, he’s gathering supplies and hosting Bradley’s Beverage Bonanza, an event to raise money for children fighting cancer. That’s normal for a 6-year-old, right?

Bradley and his mom, Tracey, are avid listeners of Jesse & MJ, radio personalities on 106.9 Morning Play. When Bradley heard Jesse & MJ talking about the upcoming Chili’sTM Clip for Kids event, he quickly decided he was going to help. Without hesitation, his mom and dad jumped on board and the wheels are in motion for a fun fundraiser.

“Bradley has always been a sensitive and caring kid,” Tracey said. “When he heard more about Chili’s Clip for Kids and that his good friend Jesse was trying to raise money, he couldn’t wait to find a way to chip in.”

So far Bradley has donated more than $300 to Jesse’s team.

Bradley’s plan was a lemonade stand, but unfortunately the family’s home is off the beaten path and there just wouldn’t be enough traffic to fulfill Bradley’s goal. That’s when his friends at the Southeast Family YMCA stepped up. They offered their location as a hosting site for the event. From there the fundraiser has taken off.

Bradley’s Beverage Bonanza is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beverages and prepackaged snacks, such as “knanola” bars (that’s how Bradley says granola bars), pretzels and other healthy treats will be available in exchange for a donation.

“No donation is too big and no donation is too small,” Tracey said. “Come out and support Bradley’s mission to raise funds for Chili’s Clip for Kids.”

You Can Help

If you would like to support Bradley’s Beverage Bonanza, donations of prepackaged juices and bottled waters or healthy prepackaged snacks, can be sent to his mom’s attention. For more information or to coordinate a delivery, contact Tracey by email. Or stop by Southeast Family YMCA, 5930 Six Mile Lane, Louisville, on Saturday and pick up a snack.

If you would like to support Chili’s Clip for Kids, you can do so by donating online or attending the event on Sunday, May 21. Fourth Street Live! will be transformed into Chili’s Clip for Kids headquarters, where more than 100 people will trim, clip or shave their hair in a sign of support for children facing cancer. While eight stylists are clipping, trimming and shaving participants, attendees can join in the fun with live music, a Chili’s fun zone with arts and crafts, face painting and a photo booth. The festivities start at 2 p.m.