WDAB hosts inaugural Demon Derby 'Night at the Races'

Westlake parents got into the spirit of things at WDAB's "Night at the Races" and donned their best derby attire. Photo by Elise Orr

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.  

"Since WDAB’s reorganization from the former Demons Club three 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.

Elise Orr

Elise Orr handles PR/Publicity for the Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB); Elise also is a longtime member of the Westlake community.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:54 AM, 04.18.2017