WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 150 people are expected to attend the Boosters Association’s annual dinner dance and silent auction on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.
“The event is a great opportunity for the community to come together and support all Westfield High School athletics for a night of fun, food and dancing,” event chair Jeffrey Bryk said.
Tickets cost $75 per person and include open bar, cocktail hour, appetizers throughout the evening, dessert and live music. Background music will be provided by Brother John Brown Band. The event will run from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
During a brief ceremony, Booster officers will be installed and past president Bill Ludlum, who served during the 2006-2007 school year, will be inducted into the Booster Hall of Fame.
Each year, the Boosters work with families and organizations to hand out scholarships to WHS senior athletes. Last May they awarded $45,000 in scholarships at the year-end all sports awards dinner. Over the past five years, Bryk said, they’ve raised and donated approximately $500,000.
Past projects funded by Boosters include recent improvements to the WHS varsity baseball field; renovation of the baseball/soccer locker room at Edison Intermediate School; updating of the WHS main gym and wresting/gymnastics gym; new weight room at WHS; new locker room at Kehler Field; new golf bags; iPads for trainers and track, bowling and volleyball teams; a swim record board; and hockey ice time.
According to Bryk, the organization would not be able to support impact projects for WHS Athletic programs without the overwhelming generosity and support of Westfield residents and local businesses.