Westerly Lions Donate $10K+

Lions Club Check Presentation

The Westerly Education Center is the recipient of a $10,290 gift from Westerly Lions Club. The club hosted a fundraiser at Knickerbocker Music Center on March 31 and donated all the proceeds to the center. Westerly Lions Club President Heather Morrone, Secretary Jared Beaulieu and Past President Jeff Sorensen presented the check to Amy Grzybowski, Executive Director of Westerly Education Center, at the Ocean Communities Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at WEC on April 11.

“On behalf of the students and teachers who will use these labs, I want to thank the Westerly Lions Club for their generosity to the center and all we serve,” said Amy Grzybowski. “Your gift will help chemistry and biology students discover the wonders of science via tangible, hands-on experiences.”

 “The Westerly Lions Club is honored to help further the mission of the Westerly Education Center,” said Jeff Sorensen, who served as the fundraiser committee chairman. “The Education Center is an incredible asset to the greater Westerly community, and this project gave the Lions an opportunity to exhibit our motto, “We Serve!” 

Westerly Education Center wishes to thank all the guests who attended and all the local business who supported the fundraising effort with the donation of so many fabulous prizes. Many thanks to Hilltop Café, Vesta Bakery, Knickerbocker, Savoy Bookstore Café, Savoy Bookstore, Twisted Vine, Brazen Hen, Dunns Corner Market, Pizza Place, Two Little Fish, Cooked Goose, Bogues Alley. Subway, 84 Tavern on Canal, Mario’s Pizza/Midway Pizza, Tapped Apple, Ally Katz, Micelli’s Furniture, Toscano’s Mens Clothing, Westerly Fitness, New England Airlines, Live Proper Chiropractic, Ridda-Bug Pest Control, United Builders Supply, Nigrelli Jewelry, Bella Vita Salon, Travelers Championship, Service Master by Mason, Eric Lutes, Flip Side, Casa Della Luce, Boston Red Sox, Mystic Aquarium, Paw Sox, Twin River Casino and Myrtle Beach golf.

We also grateful to all of the sponsors who responded so generously when asked for their assistance with the fundraiser -- SeaSide Pharmacy, The Ocean House, The Royce Family Fund, The Weekapaug Inn, The Sorensen Family, Grey Sail Brewery, EVAS, The Westerly Lions Club, United Builders Supply, Sorensen & McCuin Contracting, Fenner Hill Country Club, Elmridge Country Club, Shennecossett Golf Course, Richmond Country Club, The Misquamicut Club, Shelter Harbor Golf Club, Stonington Country Club, Lake Of Isles Golf Course, Weekapaug Golf Club, and Winnapaug Country Club.

The Westerly Lions Club has been serving the community for over 90 years. The Westerly Lions Club meets monthly at locations around town and is always looking to add members with a heart to help the less fortunate and the community as a whole. Check out their Facebook page to see some of the things they are working on and help them in their efforts.