Westfield Steel raises more than $2K for Relay for Life

Sales Manager Jon DeaKyne is dunked by CEO Fritz Prine to raise funds for Relay for Life. (Submitted photo)

Westfield Steel recently held an employee fun day to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The company participates in the Relay for Life of Westfield each year. It wanted to create an event that would raise funds for its team this year.

“We’ve done smaller fundraising events like bake sales, but this is the first time we’ve done a bigger event that is different from what we’ve done in the past,” said Torie Thompson, HR generalist.

The event involved some good-natured teasing among employees.

“One of our managers had an idea that we should rent a dunk tank and try to raise money and see if any of the employees would be interested in dunking some of our supervisors/managers on our team. We took volunteers who were willing to get wet for the afternoon,” Thompson said.

Employees could pay to dunk their bosses. All funds raised were donated to the Relay for Life team. The group raised $630.

“It was good. Everyone had a lot of fun. We had a lot of participation. They had a lot of fun with it,” Thompson said.

Employees also provided lunch for the staff, courtesy of Der Pretzel Wagen food truck. In total, they raised a little over $2,000 for Relay for Life, with 24 Westfield Steel employees participating in the May 20 event.

Westfield Steel is a family owned business that processes, supplies and ships steel to  various businesses. For more, visit westfieldsteel.com.