The Westlake Athletic Booster Club (WAC) was founded in 2004 to act as liason between the community and Westlake's athletic department. One of our primary objectives is to provide supplemental financial support to the schools' athletic progams beyond what is available from the district's budget. We also sponsor programs that provide additional training and conditioning to our athletes during a sport's off-season.
Funding for the WAC comes solely from membership dues, donations, and fund raising.
Membership consists of community members who want to improve all of the athletic programs and facilities at our schools.
The WAC supports all athletic programs at Westlake High School and Middle School.
What we've done.......
In the 2015-2016 school year alone, the WAC provided over $35,000 in funding for the following:
- All sports banners in the WHS gym
- Homecoming lights and fireworks show
- DJ for sporting events and Senior tribute nights
- Batting cage for softball
Since it's inception, the WAC has donated funds to the following programs: upgrading the bus for the Volleyball team during the trip to Sectionals; new equipment for the Fitness Center; purchasing a cover for the outdoor pole vault for Track and Field teams; sponsoring two very successful and well attended seminars entitled "The Athletic Recruiting and Scholarship Guide" and "Sports Injury and Treatment"; and purchasing a new scoreboard which was installed on the lower Baseball/Soccer field in the fall of 2008.
In addtion to financial support, the WAC actively supported the creation of Lacrosse program at Westlake. This coming season Westlake will be participating in Boys' Lacrosse at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Modified levels and will begin to develop a Lacrosse program for girls.
During the summer of 2008 the WAC began hosting summer sports camps. In our first year we hosted three well attended sports camps which included Football, Volleyball, and Soccer. Each year we try to host at least one week-long sports camp during the summer. Check our website as the summer moths approach to see what we are offering.
Upper Softball/Soccer Field Scoreboard
In the fall of 2010, the Westlake Athletic Booster Club donated the funds to the district to purchase and install a scoreboard for the Varsity Softball Field. The scoreboard will be utilized not only for softball but for other sports played on that field including soccer & lacrosse.
In addition to the scoreboard, the athletic club utilized donations that were made specifically for the softball program to purchase an outdoor batting cage & pitching machine.
If you happen to notice the athletic director or sports trainer zipping around campus, in the Spring of 2011 the Westlake Athletic Club purchased & donated the cart for the Athletic Department. The cart will not only allow the AD or trainer to move around to each field more efficiently, but will also be used to transport equipment to fields, and if necessary transport an injured player from the field to a more accessible location.
Due to the limited space available in the high school & middle school buildings the athletic department was in need of enclosed areas to store the ever growing inventory of athletic equipment. The Athletic Club allocated funds earlier in 2012 and in September the Big Blue Storage unit was installed on the lower practice field (known as the "patch") along the tree lines.
In The Works........
If you are already not a member, please consider joining us. We need your help and ideas. Click on the link below for our registration form.