Demon Derby raises funds for Westlake athletics

Westlake Demon alumni enjoy a night at the Derby.  

Demon pride was alive and kicking at the Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters (WDAB) sold-out Demon Derby "Night at the Races" on April 27. The event, held at St. Demetrios Church Cultural Center, included dinner, drinks, sideboards, horse races and raffle packages with all proceeds benefiting WDAB and our mission to support all Demons athletics.

“WDAB is a thriving organization with an energized group of families with students as young as fifth grade participating in our efforts and attending the Demon Derby. We are thrilled to have such tremendous support for our athletic programs and thank everyone who attended and donated to our second annual Night at the Races,” stated Gina Redinger, WDAB president. 

Attendees included Westlake coaches, administrators, parents of all grade levels, teachers, and staff in addition to corporate sponsorship backing from local businesses.

"The continued success of this event is a testament to our community's commitment to support Demon athletics. We hope the momentum continues and we can make this a yearly event. 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,” stated event co-chair, Meredith LaVecchia. 

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.

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Melissa Grimes

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

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