The Save Seaford Sports Committee has launched fundraising efforts to try and restore the winter athletic teams at Seaford Middle School not included in the 2012/13 budget.
Save Seaford Sports organizers are in need of $73,000 for the entire winter season at Seaford Middle School. The first part of the winter season, which begins in mid November, includes boys basketball, girls volleyball and cheerleading. Save Seaford Sports needs to raise $45,000 to restore the winter 1 season and $28,000 for winter II, which commences in mid January and includes girls basketball and wrestling.
The Save Seaford Sports Committee sent a mass email last week saying that if restoration efforts for the winter middle school athletic seasons are unsuccessful, an intramural league could be run for $9,000. The intramural program would take place from December to March and include boys and girls basketball, volleyball and floor hockey.
Seaford's $57.8 million budget approved by voters in May only includes funding for the Seaford Middle School spring season. The 2011/12 budget only funded the fall middle school season, which prompted the formation of Save Seaford Sports. Last year's Save Seaford Sports fundraising efforts was enough to salvage the winter sports teams but of being able to bring back the spring athletic teams.
Save Seaford Sports was able to salvage the fall middle school 2012 athletics season after a full-court press in early September led to a slew of $100 donations prior to the Sept. 10 deadline. Donations to help save the winter I season and can be sent to 1802 Park Dr., Seaford, NY 11783.