A Word from WABC President Chris Mullins for 2016-17


Dear Westfield Bulldogs,  
The 2016-17 school year is here and our Fall teams are underway with tryouts, practice and  preparation for another season of competition in the Concorde Conference and Northern  Region. I want to thank all those who have been part of the Westfield Athletic Booster Club (WABC) over the past years and invite all to be part of the WABC organization. I also want to extend a “Welcome to Westfield” message to our incoming Freshman and transfers. We want you to be part of the WABC as well.  
The WABC Board is already at work planning for the year ahead and other longer term projects.  With your support/investment in time, funding and spirit, our Bulldogs enjoy the benefits of being one of the most successful Athletic programs in all of Virginia. Thank you!  Here is just a sample of what your financial support accomplished over the past few years:  
• Over $100,000 in Scholarships to Student Athletes  
• DSA Support for All Teams  
• Sideline Training Cart for Athletic Training Staff  
• Turf Cleaning & Practice Field Repair  
• New Modern Scoreboards - Stadium, Baseball and Softball  
• Automatic Ball Machine – Field Hockey  
• Football & Lacrosse Helmets  
• Stadium Speaker System Upgrades & Maintenance  
• New Motor and Oars for Crew Team  
• Financial Support for State Championship Rings  
• See www.westfieldathletics.org for more details.  
I am proud to say that all the investments we have made came from normal membership dues, sponsorships, concessions, merchandise and our golf tournament with no further fundraising needed.  We are still currently in the process of planning a second turf field to support Westfield Athletics as well as the surrounding community. The WABC will also continue to provide important program support to all Bulldog teams as well as provide scholarships to graduating seniors in the upcoming year. If you have ideas on how the WABC can support our student athletes, please let us know.  Here is how we will achieve our goals:  
We get there with the teamwork and support of the families of our Bulldog athletes. It’s as simple as becoming a WABC Member. I would like for you to consider membership options for the 2016/17 school year. We have Annual and Season Pass options as well as VIP Memberships which provide an excellent opportunity to advertise your business or recognize your athlete in the Athletics Program, Scoreboard & other venues. All membership options include a 10% discount on Bulldog merchandise. For membership details, see our Membership Form on the WABC website or contact Mindy Conway (minconway@verizon.net). 
Finally, please support WABC sponsored events like the Bulldog Golf Classic, purchase & wear Spirit Apparel, eat at the Bulldog Concession Stands and offset expenses by volunteering your time and/or your professional services! Volunteer support is critical to our success and has made Westfield one of the premier high school sports venues in all of Virginia. As a result, we will once again be hosting the State Jubilee in the Spring of 2017!  Together, the Westfield community has built a tradition and reputation for excellence.  Let’s keep this tradition alive!  Thank you for your support!  
Christopher J. Mullins,  
Westfield Athletic Booster Club