Westerville Education Challenge hosts Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser on Feb. 11

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The Westerville Education Challenge is hosting a Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser on Feb. 11 for its work in supporting social and emotional wellness initiatives for students at Westerville City Schools.

The event at Golf Club at Little Turtle in Westerville will feature 88 Keys & The Truth, a live, all-request dueling piano group based in Columbus. Tickets, which will be available soon, include admission, entertainment, food and drink tokens. Festive Mardi Gras wear is encouraged but not required. Visit WEC’s website for event details, updates and additional information.

As an all-volunteer organization that started in 2009, WEC has supported more than 10,000 students through mentoring clubs; grants for teachers; and programs such as Challenge Day, middle school transition events, and middle school culture summits. The group recently made a long-term commitment to financially support the Hope Squad, a peer-led initiative focused on mental health and suicide prevention/education that started in August. 

More than 1,500 community volunteers and 40 corporate and community sponsors partner with WEC and their contributions include thousands of volunteer hours and more than $250,000 in donations. 

For more information about the fundraiser, contact WEC President Kristan Robertson at kri0812@gmail.com or WEC Secretary Lauren Hoffman at laurenleshnockhoffman@gmail.com.