Demon pride was alive and kicking at the Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) inaugural, sold-out Demon Derby “Night at the Races”. The adults-only event, held at St. Demetrios Church Cultural Center on April 1, included dinner, drinks, sideboards, horse races and raffle packages with all proceeds benefiting WDAB and our mission to support all Demons athletics for students in grades 7-12.
“We were thrilled with the turnout and received great feedback from our 400+ attendees,” said WDAB President Edward Blair. “It was terrific to see our Westlake community come together to support Demon nation.” Attendees included Westlake coaches, administrators, parents of all grade levels, teachers, and staff in addition to corporate sponsorship backing from local businesses including: Burntwood Tavern, Dean’s Greenhouse, JalexMedical LLC, North Coast Jaw & Implant Center, Michael Della Vella Real Estate Team, Vote for Joe Kraft/For President of Westlake Council, Spyglass, and Thogus.
“Since WDAB’s reorganization from the former Demon’s Club 3 years ago, this was the first all-sports large scale event we have hosted,” stated event co-chair Meredith LaVecchia. “The success of the event was a testament to our community’s commitment to support Demon athletics. We hope the momentum continues and we can host an even larger event next year. We look forward to our continued membership growth as our families and community see the real work and benefits attained through WDAB for all athletes, all teams!”
(WDAB) is a community-based organization established with an ALL ATHLETICS/ONE GOAL approach of supporting Westlake City School athletic teams in grades 7-12. WDAB strives to provide equipment, uniforms, scoreboards, athletic structures, etc. – via the fundraising efforts of its members, parents, the greater Westlake community, and local businesses.
While WDAB is a separate entity from Westlake City Schools and its athletic departments, it supports the activities and needs of our interscholastic athletes and athletic programs. WDAB is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization and strictly run by a group of dedicated volunteers.