Westlake’s Bassett Elementary School raised $3,255.79 at its Feb. 28 6th Annual Family Game Night for Autism Speaks, a science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding autism research and increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
Each year Family Game Night promotes quality family time and presents the school with an opportunity to educate the community about a special issue. In the past the event has raised dollars for Cystic Fibrosis, The Gathering Place, The First Foundation for Ichthyosis, Crohns & Colitis Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Westlake High School Leadership Challenge students also volunteer at the event.
At an all-school assembly, the school presented a check to Autism Speaks representatives Kris Lacrosse and Bill Fisher. The $10 cost per family covered games, raffles and food. Among the games families played that night were Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Hungry Hippos, Clue, Chess, Checkers, Jenga, Sorry, Trouble and more.