The Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) celebrated the completion of a capital fundraising campaign for a new, state-of-the-art weight room at Westlake High School with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, May 5.
With the help of an anonymous donor who pledged half of the amount needed for the weight room upgrade, WDAB was challenged to raise the other half. The old weight room at WHS had not been updated in decades and was filled with rusted, unsafe, mismatched weights and equipment.
Along with the funds raised by WDAB, the old equipment was sold and those funds were put toward the purchase of new equipment. All athletes at Westlake High School as well as physical education students will utilize the strength training made available in the new weight room.
“This new training facility could not have been accomplished without the collaboration and partnership with our coaches, parents, administration and WDAB members. In just our 3rd year as an organization, WDAB is incredibly proud to have helped bring this project to fruition. We are poised to do great things with Westlake athletics,” shared Ed Blair, WDAB President.
Next up for WDAB is their 2016 Membership Drive, The Westlake Community Night at the Lake Erie Crushers game on May 17 and the 2nd Annual Demon Classic Golf Outing at Red Tail Golf Club on Monday, July 11. WDAB is a 501c3 designated organization that supports athletics at Lee Burneson Middle School and Westlake High School. To see more about the Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters, go to www.westlakeathleticboosters.org.