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Wakeboard competition raises money for boy suffering from multiple disorders

Adam Gilbert, 2014 Wakefest organizer Adam Gilbert, 2014 Wakefest organizer
Ann West, Ty West's Mother Ann West, Ty West's Mother
Ty West Ty West
About 50 riders competed in the 2014 Wakefest to help raise money for an 8-year-old Albany boy suffering from multiple disorders. 

The competition took place at Turner Boat Landing. All of the proceeds will benefit 8-year-old Ty West, who suffers from Down Syndrome, Autism, Scoliosis, and Cerebral Palsy. The money will go towards his medical and travel expenses. Several people came out to watch the competition. The family says they appreciate the support. 

“Anytime that anybody can come together and try to help somebody out and have a good time doing it, that's just icing on the cake,” said Adam Gilbert, 2014 Wakefest organizer. 

 "Whatever therapy equipment that we need that's not covered by insurance it's a boost to the family and it really gives us that extra help that we need, to give him the things he needs,” said Ann West, Ty West’s Mother. 

They hope to raise about $10,000 for the family. Winners at the competition also receive cash prizes. This is the fifth year for the Wakefest competition in Albany. To learn more about Ty West’s story, click here.

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